Interprofessional Teamwork – Inception, Execution and Collaboration

Description: The sudden and world-altering COVID-19 pandemic thrust the medical community into the spotlight. Medical facilities, interprofessional care providers and patients had to instantaneously shift their practice, guidelines and expectations. This webinar will follow the journey of one acute inpatient rehabilitation unit from the inception of their COVID-19 unit to the present day highlighting the successes and opportunities for change along the way. Interprofessional research and case studies will be discussed to reinforce the collaborative nature of the COVID-19 unit as well as demonstrate opportunities to be prepared for future situations of crises. 

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Define the roles of team members within the COVID unit
  • Discuss research that required interprofessional collaboration to determine best practice for novel diagnosis
  • Analyze decisions made by team at inception of unit versus current practice
  • Synthesize knowledge for improved planning and prediction for interprofessional collaboration for future challenges

Instructor:  Kathleen Webler, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S, Senior Speech-Language Pathologist 20th floor Innovation Center Nerve Muscle Bone/Strength and EnduranceLab, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Audience: Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapy Assistants, Physicians, Physician Assistants, Social Work and Speech-Language Pathologists

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits


The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This CNE is being offered for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

In order to receive contact hours for the live event, nurses must attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation. For the on-demand self-study they must also complete a post-test with a minimum passing score.

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 05360. This distance learning independent webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Physical Therapists:

The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours.  Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.  This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours. 

The following states require continuing education units with no state-specific approval:  CT, IA, and WA

Speech-Language Pathologists


Course Directors and Planning Committee Members:
Julie Lenkiewicz, MS, CCC-SLP                                 Has nothing to disclose.
Melissa Kolski, PT, OCS, Dip MDT                            Has nothing to disclose.
Leslie Marriott, OT                                                   Has nothing to disclose.
Pamela Pfeifer, MS, RN, NPD-BC                             Has nothing to disclose.

Speakers, Moderators and Panelists:

Kathleen Webler, MS, CCC-SLP, MSCS                    Has nothing to disclose. 

Technology Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported.
High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest stable version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter or email or contact us by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


      Online Learning Nurses Occupational Therapists Occupational Therapy Assistants OTA and PTA Physical Therapist Assistants Physical Therapists Social Workers Speech Language Pathologists