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Health Care Team Challenge: November 7th, 2015!

The Health Care Team Challenge™ is an interprofessional student team competition that puts your clinical knowledge and interprofessional teamwork skills to the test!

How it works:
All teams will be provided the same case stem two weeks before the competition. Teams will meet, discuss the case, prepare a care plan, and present it on the day of the event – easy, right?

But patient care is never simple, and as their health and circumstances change, so must the care we provide. Subsequent parts of the case will be given at the competition, encouraging on-the-spot problem solving, collaboration, decision making, and a healthy dose of improvisation.

Teams are allowed to research their cases and consult a clinician or faculty advisor if needed.

Registration: (Team or Individual) 

Apply here by October 23 before 11:59 p.m!

Teams:
•Registration deadline is 11:59 PM, October 25th, 2015
•Teams will consist of 4-6 health sciences students registered at the University of Alberta.
oTo ensure a mix of knowledge and skills (and to conform to national guidelines), we ask there be a MAXIMUM of 2 members from the same program in each team.
•Sign up as a team or individually – don’t worry, we will find you teammates!
Day of the event:
The event will take place on Saturday November 7th, 2015.
Teams will have 8 minutes to present their care plans. After all teams have presented, part 2 of the case will be released and the teams will have 1.5 hours during lunch to prepare their care plan. Teams will then have 5 minutes to present the second part of the care plan. Then each team will then be given 5 minutes to answer part 3 on the spot.
The Prize:
Besides the satisfaction of providing exceptional, interdisciplinary care to the virtual patient? The winning team will be sent to compete nationally at the National HSSA Health Care Team Challenge, tentatively March 4-5 2016 in Halifax.

Final Words:
Nervous? Don’t be! The HCTC™ is a low-stress competition focused on team collaboration and discussion, not a test of your clinical knowledge. The HSSA facebook page has videos of past presentations to give you a better idea, and we hope you will take part in UofA’s HCTC™!

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