Student Health Care Teams
The chronic patient program was begun shortly after the PBL curriculum in 1990. In 2007 a pilot program was begun to form a medical team with a medical student, fourth year nursing student, and graduate social work student. Two teams were formed and their reports on their chronic patient were well received. With the formation of the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at Indiana University Northwest, this program has been expanded beginning in the spring semester of 2008 and is now titled "Interprofessional Health Care Team". The first full set of team presentations on their patient will be presented to students and faculty of CHHS in March 2009. In September 2009, faculty from the CHHS introduced TeamSTEPPS , a program developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Department of Defense to provide strategies and tools to enhance performance and patient safety.