March 23, 2016
The event will be at 9 am on Fri., March 25 in the University Ballroom.
Shawnee State University’s Allied Health Sciences Department to host the second “Allied Health Sciences Students Practicing Teamwork Today for Professional Practice Tomorrow: An Interprofessional Education Event” at 9 a.m. on Fri., March 25 in the University Ballroom.
All second year students enrolled in the AHS programs, Dental Hygiene, EMT, Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiology and Respiratory Therapy, will participate in the event and be placed in health care teams to learn from each other while solving a case study of a patient with cystic fibrosis. This type of clinical education event has been recommended by the Institute of Medicine as a component strategy to make health care safer and more efficient. Students no longer think in terms of “us versus them.”
“The goal of the activity is not to show how much each student knows but to foster the attitude of working with one another as a team,” said Jean McGlone, Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory Technology program and Clinical Coordinator. “This activity will also allow students to gain a better understanding and respect each discipline’s role in patient care as they become practicing professionals.”
The event will start with opening remarks from Dr. Paul Madden, Dean of College of Professional Studies, and will close with Zach Stephens, SSU graduate and cystic fibrosis patient.
“If we want our students to think of healthcare as a team effort, we must model that idea now during their clinical education. As a clinical laboratory educator, I have an obligation to impress upon my students the importance of their role in collaborative care and prepare them to think of themselves as valuable members of a healthcare team. Our students understand practicing teamwork today prepares them for professional practice tomorrow.” said McGlone.
For more information about the event, please contact McGlone at (740)351-3102 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.