The University of Sydney Health Care Team Challenge Competition 2012
13 June 2012
In 2011 the University of Sydney team came second in the national competition in Queensland. This year four teams were made up of competing students from Nursing, Exercise and Sport Science, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation Counselling and Speech Pathology disciplines.
Each team presented their case management plan relating to a Vietnamese patient called 'Anh', a 55 year old female inpatient at a major Sydney rehabilitation hospital. The multidisciplinary team were tasked with developing a comprehensive plan for Anh during her rehabilitative phase.
The judges remarked on the calibre of the presentations and congratulated all teams on their hard work before declaring Dynamic Paracetamols (Team 3) as the winning team (who have now qualified to participate in the National HealthFusion Team Challenge in Queensland on 31 August, 2012). The members of the winning team are Vu Do (Master of Orthoptics), Alison Rodrigues (Speech Pathology), Morgan Snow (Nursing) and Edward Yip (Physiotherapy).
The Health Care Team Challenge management team would like to thank the following:
The guest speaker Clinical Associate Professor Leonie Watterson, Director Simulation at Sydney Clinical Skills (SCSSC) and Simulation Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital.
The four judges: Delia Gray, Associate Professor Christine Jorm, Gillian Nisbet and Nicholas Marlow.
The student participants who did most of their work outside hours, and put in tremendous time and effort in meeting with their teams, despite their heavy workloads.