Student team competes at Interprofessional Healthcare Case event

UWGB healthcare competition team

Representing UW-Green Bay at the Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition 2015 held January 7-8 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells were (from left) Anita Frankhauser, team captain and a December graduate in Human Biology and dietetics); Alysia Wiley and Amanda Hoffman, RN-to BSN students in the Nursing program; and Stephanie Hessler, a Health Information Management and Technology major.

The team researched, wrote and submitted an executive summary with interdisciplinary solutions to a case study involving COPD patients. Their work earned them a berth  in the final round of competition against 10 teams from private and public universities across the state in the annual event sponsored by the Area Health Education Center. Using interdisciplinary health care perspectives and experiences, population-focused care in a health system, root cause analysis and cost/benefit analysis, the team collaborated for three months to create their presentation, which they titled “Breathless No More: 360 degrees of COPD care.” COPD is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Sara Schmitz, director of the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics, provided faculty guidance to the team. The team from UW-Madison earned first place and the $3,000 top award.