USF lecture examining roles of interprofessional healthcare teams

2013-03-20T11:18:00Z USF lecture examining roles of interprofessional healthcare teamsSandie Phalen | Director of Marketing and Development at the University of St. Francis

CROWN POINT | The University of Saint Francis Crown Point will continue its free “Future of” lecture series with “The Future of Healthcare—All Aboard: An Introduction to Interprofessional Educational and Practice” on April 11 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Crown Point High School, 1500 S. Main St.

The event will examine the roles interprofessional healthcare teams will play in the future of healthcare delivery, as reported by a recent Institute of Medicine study, “Future of Nursing,” on the challenges and benefits coming in nursing and other healthcare professions. The event will expand upon the question-and-answer session included in the June 2012 event, and will be of interest to a wide range of healthcare professionals. See the Institute of Medicine study at

A short overview of interprofessional teams will be followed by two diverse panels of practitioners and healthcare educators, as they address “Interprofessional Healthcare Teams: Implications for Education and Practice.” The discussion will center on interprofessional teams and the ethics demanded by this cutting-edge concept.

Moderating the panel will be University of Saint Francis (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.

The free event will provide two contact hours of continuing education. Seats can be reserved through April 10 by going to

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

Franciscan St. Margaret Mercy (OH-408, 6/1/2015) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education (CNE) by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), 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.

More than 700 students and professionals attended the inaugural “Future of Nursing” in Crown Point and Fort Wayne last year.

USF’s School of Health Sciences has top-tier accreditation from the Indiana State Board of Nursing, National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission, Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education, Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs, Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. Learn more at

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