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Peggi Guenter Clinical Practice Award Lecture: Collaboration: The Key to Excellence in Practice (SA30)

Saturday, April 22 • 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM PT

In Person SessionVirtual Session

The very foundation of ASPEN as an interprofessional organization is based on collaboration. We cannot and should not do what needs to be done for our patients without collaboration as often one person’s idea or plan is strengthened by input from other team members. This sharing of ideas and expertise allows for rich professional growth for those who are lucky or wise enough to take advantage of opportunities. Collaboration occurs at many levels: within the organization and with other organizations, within disciplines and among disciplines, within generations of healthcare providers and among generations of clinicians, with industry members, and finally-most importantly with families and patients. This session will explore examples of how collaboration improved patient care and clinical practice with an overarching focus of patient safety.


  1. Define key concepts of interprofessional collaboration
  2. Describe how to operationalize collaboration among healthcare professionals
  3. Relate specific examples of how collaboration leads to improved clinical practice

Beth Lyman, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN, Nutrition Support Nurse Consultant, Private Practice, Kansas City, MO

CE Credit: 1.5 hours
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-23-073-L99-P

Beth Lyman, MSN, RN, CNSC  Elizabeth M. Lyman, MSN, RN, CNSC, FASPEN, FAAN