QUALITY IMPROVEMENTRAMPED-UP The Development and Testing of an Interprofessional Collaboration ModelAkuamoah-Boateng, Kwame Asante DNP, ACNP-BC, RN; Wiencek, Clareen PhD, ACNP-BC; Esquivel, Jill H. PhD, FNP/ACNP-BC; DeGennaro, Gina DNP, RN, CNS, AOCN; Torres, Beth PhD, RN; Whelan, James F. MDAuthor Information Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond (Drs Akuamoah-Boateng, Torres, and Whelan); University of Virginia School of Nursing, Charlottesville (Drs Wiencek, Esquivel, and DeGennaro). Correspondence: Kwame Asante Akuamoah-Boateng, DNP, ACNP-BC, RN, Division of Acute Care Surgery, Department of Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1200 East Broad St, 15th Floor East Wing, Richmond, VA 23298 (email@example.com). The authors declare no conflicts of interest. Journal of Trauma Nursing: November/December 2019 - Volume 26 - Issue 6 - p 281-289 doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000466 Buy Metrics Abstract Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is an essential component of care delivery needed to achieve optimal patient- and system-level outcomes. The purpose of this project was to measure the impact of a structured IPC model, RAMPED-UP, on hospital length of stay (LOS) in a surgical trauma population. The study design was a prospective cohort with a historical comparison group. The project was conducted at a Level 1 trauma center. The RAMPED-UP group constituted trauma patients admitted from October to December 2017 (n = 96). Trauma patients admitted from October to December 2016 constituted the pre-RAMPED-UP group (n = 98). The 2 groups were similar in demographics. Hospital LOS was not statistically significant between groups. Median RAMPED-UP LOS, defined as the number of days the patient received RAMPED-UP rounds, was 3 days. Patients in the RAMPED-UP group were more likely to be discharged home, with higher discharge-by-noon (DBN) rates of 18.2% (p = .005). A statistically significant correlation was found between incentive spirometry (I/S) values and hospital LOS and RAMPED-UP LOS in the RAMPED-UP group (95% CI: rs −0.301, p = .008; 95% CI: rs −0.270, p = .018, respectively). Although the RAMPED-UP model did not decrease hospital LOS, the model did significantly improve DBN and RAMPED-UP LOS. Further exploration of I/S values as a predictor of LOS is warranted. The use of a structured IPC model that includes essential members of the IPC team can aid in improving patient outcomes such as DBN. Copyright © 2019 by the Society of Trauma Nurses.