Working together leads to successful outcomes. This is at the core of the Geriatric Interdisciplinary Team (GITT) initiative. GITT is a resource of the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN). Recognizing that older adults with multiple conditions rely on health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, the initiative was created in 1995 to improve care by enhancing the interdisciplinary training of health profession students and professionals.
Teams, don't just happen. It takes training. GITT provides training resources to help health care professionals develop geriatric interdisciplinary teams. The GITT program continues the Institute’s mission of reshaping health professions training to meet the demographic imperatives of the 21st century.
Patients with multiple conditions rely on health care professionals from a variety of disciplines. This is often the case with elderly patients. Studies show that complex patients manage better when their doctors, nurses, gerontologists, pharmacists--every health professional involved in their care (including the patient!)--work together as a team to develop a smart plan of care.
Unfortunately, teams, let alone effective ones, don't just happen. It takes training.
View a description of the GITT Kit Resources. Access materials on the Hartford Institute e-Learning Center.