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Presentation 5 - HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge

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  • 1. 1 Right Start Forum North Coast HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge Associate Professor Monica Moran Professor Susan NancarrowSouthern Cross University, University of Queensland, University Centre for Rural Health – North Coast, Northern NSW Local Health District 27 February 2012 Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 2. 2Introduction & Background Based on the HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge Model developed by the University of Queensland A leadership strategy that engages students, academic staff, practising professionals, policymakers and industry in a whole-of-system approach to interprofessional practice. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 3. 3Aim & Methods1. To introduce a community based, interdisciplinary North Coast HealthFusion Health Care Team Challenge.2. To build regional capacity for interdisciplinary team learning and events.3. To create a sustainable model for ongoing interdisciplinary learning, sharing and growth that meets the needs of the local population and practitioners, and creates a template for ‘virtual’ approaches to interdisciplinary team working in a regional setting. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 4. 4Aim & Methods4. To create ongoing partnerships with practitioners from across the region, and beyond, to support interdisciplinary teaching, learning and practice.5. To develop a cohort of young (Interprofessional Education) IPE champions who will advocate for change to traditional practice models.6. To evaluate the longer term outcomes for students who participate in the HCTC in collaboration in partnership with HealthFusion at the University of Queensland. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 5. 5Aim & Methods Undergraduate students from Southern Cross University and the University Centre for Rural Health (North Coast) were invited to participate using a range of interactive media to support ‘virtual’ team learning and collaboration. Teams presented their case study in 5 minutes to a live audience in a competitive format. A key focus of our approach was the virtual nature of the teams, and identification of approaches to working in an interdisciplinary way when the team is not co-located. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 6. 6Results 2 student teams (OT, nursing, osteopathy, naturopathy) 8 professional mentors 35 audience participants Participants perceived that the HFTC was an overwhelming success at supporting students in;  Working together to achieve team based care Students present and compete in  Learning roles of other professionals interactive team activities while the  Providing authentic learning experience audience actively observes. to promote ethical and safe practice Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 7. 7Changes in student outcomes NB limited by very small numbers Greatest improvement on the IPVS (>3 points)  I have better appreciation of using a common language across the health professionals in a team  I have gained an awareness of my own role on a team  I have gained an enhanced perception of myself as somebody who engages in professional practice  I am able to negotiate more openly with others within a team Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 8. 8What participants liked... Thecompetition brought professions together - A good opportunity despite small numbers. The time spent working with people training from different points of view. Demonstrated overlap as well as diversity of focus. Thecase complexity involving physical, functional, psychological and social domains. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 9. 9What participants said could be improved... Time... Time... Time... Better time of year for students Slightly longer preparation for students Slightly longer presentation time for students Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 10. 10Conclusions & Lessons Learned What worked well?  Well established model of IP working with strong project management support and coordination via UQ  Employing an events coordinator  Use of professional mentors was valued by students and mentors  Positive engagement with local indigenous community (although unable to attend at last minute)  Indigenous clinical case study – Students reported they enjoyed the challenge. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 11. 11Conclusions & Lessons Learned What worked well?  Collaboration across region – UCRH and Northern NSW Local Health District. Initiated good engagement regionally  Involvement of Complementary Therapists  Interactive learning – standardised patient  Amphitheatre style room – audience were able to actively observe and interact. Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 12. 12Conclusions & Lessons Learned What could have worked better?  Timing of recruitment (students already in exams) created challenges for uptake  Short time frame between funding and implementation led to confusion about which project students should be involved with (UCRH vs SCU projects in Lismore)  Would have liked more time to share ideas / learning with other teams  Virtual team working – needed more time to facilitate this appropriately Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012
  • 13. 13Where to from here? Propose to establish a NSW regional HFTC Themodel will be incorporated within the undergraduate curriculum at SCU, and we are in discussions about widening this model locally Aiming to get students to the national event! Team Health Right Start Program Showcase 27 February 2012