University of St. Francis lecture examines role of interprofessional health care teams

2013-04-08T18:28:00Z 2013-04-09T00:41:04Z University of St. Francis lecture examines role of interprofessional health care teamsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 08, 2013 6:28 pm  • 

CROWN POINT | The University of St. Francis Crown Point continues its free “Future of” lecture series with The Future of Health Care—All Aboard: An Introduction to Interprofessional Educational and Practice on Thursday.

It runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St.

The event will examine the roles interprofessional health care teams will play in the future of health care delivery.

The event will expand upon the question-and-answer session included in the June 2012 event, and is expected to provide information for a wide range of health care professionals.

A short overview of interprofessional teams will be followed by two panels of practitioners and health care educators, as they address Interprofessional Health Care Teams: Implications for Education and Practice.

Discussion will center on interprofessional teams and the ethics demanded by this cutting-edge concept.

Moderating the panel will be University of St. Francis educator Mindy Yoder.

Providing different views on patient care will be panelists Constance Adams, a clinical nurse specialist for Methodist Hospitals; Suzanne Ruiz, a nurse practitioner for Community Hospital; and Brian Nosbusch, a deacon in pastoral care for Franciscan Alliance.

Other panelists include Michael Olson, a pharmacist for Franciscan Alliance; Amy Knepp, a nurse educator for USF; Karen Wade, a care coordinator for Franciscan Alliance; and Scott O’Brien, a physical therapist for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for Franciscan Alliance.

Also on the panel are Anita Addlesberger, an occupational therapist for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for Franciscan Alliance; Rosemarie Brichta, a medical technologist for Alverno Clinical Laboratories; and Charles Mok Jr., a physician for Franciscan Alliance.

The free event will provide two contact hours of continuing education. Seats can be reserved at futureofhealthcarecp.eventbrite.com through Wednesday.

Franciscan Alliance, Community Healthcare Systems, Methodist Hospitals and USF Crown Point are the sponsors.

Franciscan St. Margaret Mercy is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The Indiana State Nurses Association has designated the Ohio Nurses Association as the official approver of CNE providers and activities for Indiana.

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