CROWN POINT | RSVP by today to attend a free lecture on “The Future of Healthcare—All Aboard: An Introduction to Interprofessional Educational and Practice” set for 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St., Crown Point.
Hosted by the University of St. Francis Crown Point, the event will examine the roles interprofessional health care teams will play in the future of health care delivery, as reported by a recent Institute of Medicine study, “Future of Nursing,” on the challenges and benefits coming in nursing and other health care professions.
The lecture will expand upon the question-and-answer session included in the June, 2012 event, and will be of interest to a wide range of health care professionals.
A short overview will be followed by two diverse panels of practitioners and health care educators, as they address “Interprofessional Healthcare Teams: Implications for Education and Practice.”
Moderating the panel will be USF educator Mindy Yoder, DNP, FNP-BC, RN. Providing different views on patient care will be panelists Constance Adams, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, a clinical nurse specialist for Methodist Hospitals; Suzanne Ruiz, RN, BS, MS, NP-C, a nurse practitioner for Community Hospital; Brian Nosbusch, a deacon in pastoral care for Franciscan Alliance; Michael Olson, BS, PD, a pharmacist for Franciscan Alliance; Amy Knepp, NP-C, MSN, RN, a nurse educator for USF; Karen Wade, RN, MSN, a care coordinator for Franciscan Alliance; Scott O’Brien, PT, a physical therapist for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for Franciscan Alliance; Anita Addlesberger, OTR/L, an occupational therapist for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for Franciscan Alliance; Rosemarie Brichta, BS, MT(ASCP), a medical technologist for Alverno Clinical Laboratories; and Charles Mok Jr., DO, a physician for Franciscan Alliance.
Sponsors are Franciscan Alliance, Community Healthcare Systems, Methodist Hospitals and USF Crown Point.
The free event will provide two contact hours of continuing education. Seats can be reserved at futureofhealthcarecp.eventbrite.com through today.