A doctoral student helped bring the Extreme Event Game to medical and public health students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently.
Sara Galante is a third year doctor of physical therapy student at UNC at Chapel Hill. She is also a member of the student executive committee for the office of inter-professional education, where two students from each school plan inter-professional events for the students in the schools of medicine, allied health, dentistry, social work, education, public health, and others. UNC has one of the first initiatives like this and the goal is to provide better team-based care to patients, students and clients when students practice in the future.
Sara Galante writes, “The coast of North Carolina is susceptible to natural disasters such as Hurricane Florence. Many students are from the coast or have family on the coast that were affected by the hurricane. Often, they are the only health or professional student in their family and will get asked questions on what they can do for family members who lost medication and equipment or were hurt after the event.”
You can find the coordinators of these events on Instagram @IPE4UNC and the host schools, the department of allied health @unc_ahs and the school of pharmacy @uncpharmacy also on Instagram, and on Facebook UNC Allied Health Science and UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Watch the video below to see a quick demo of the Extreme Event game, then learn how easy it is to bring the Extreme Event Game to your group, community or classroom. You can do-it-yourself and download the game materials free, rent the game materials for mailing costs, or LabX can bring the game and a trained facilitator to you!
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