Representing UW-Green Bay at the 2015 Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition held at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells on January 7-8, were Anita Frankhauser (dietetics graduate December 2014 and team captain), Alysia Wiley and Amanda Hoffman (RN to BSN students), and Stephanie Hessler (Health Information Management and Technology student). (Pictured left to right)
The team researched, wrote and submitted an executive summary with interdisciplinary solutions to a case study involving COPD patients, which was rated highly and enabled them to compete 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 (AHEC). 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 3 months to create their presentation, which they titled; Breathless No More: 360 degrees of COPD care.
Sara Schmitz (Director of Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics) provided faculty guidance to the team. The team from UW-Madison earned 1st place and the $3000 award.