USF lecture examining roles of interprofessional healthcare teams

Feb. 14, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis will continue its free “Future of” lecture series with “The Future of Healthcare: Interprofessional Teams” on Tuesday, March 5 from 2-4:30 p.m. in the USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

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 April 2012 event, and will be of interest to a wide range of healthcare professionals. Learn more about the Institute of Medicine study.

A short overview of interprofessional teams will be followed by panels from education and practice perspectives, as they address “Interprofessional Healthcare Teams: Implications for Education and Practice.” Panels will consist of diverse healthcare educators and professionals discussing interprofessional teams and the ethics demanded by this cutting-edge concept.

Serving on the education panel will be Dr. Robert Fallon, Indiana University Medical School; Dr. Rebecca Coleman, chair of the USF Department of Social Work; Dr. Mindy Yoder, DNP, FNP-BC, USF graduate nursing program director; Dr. Dawn LaBarbera, Department of Physician Assistant Studies chair; Dr. Tracy Brooks, assistant chair for the Pharmacy Practice Department in the Manchester University College of Pharmacy; and Dr. David Johnson, USF professor of nursing, moderator for the education and practice panels.

A practice panel of experienced interprofessional team members will also explain the challenges and benefits of practicing this newest model of patient care. Making up the practice panel will be Dr. Michael Todt, Department of Pharmacy, Sally Cuttitta, RN, BSN, and Cathy Rigney, RN, Department of Case Management, all from Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne; and Mary Ann O’Neil, PTA, and Jackie Sheray, RRT-NPS, of Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne.

The free event will provide 2.46 contact hours of continuing education. Seats can be reserved through March 1. Reserve yours today.

Sponsors are Parkview Health, Lutheran Health Network, Franciscan Alliance and the University of Saint Francis. Lutheran Health Network (OH-420, 6/1/2013) 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.

Over 700 students and professionals attended “The Future of Nursing” in Fort Wayne and at USF Crown Point 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 on our website.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

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