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Interprofessional education: Nurse – medic simulation initiatives

Manning, Sera, Hawker, Clare ORCID:, Hemrom, Saiyonora, Williams, Gaynor, Stubbs, Robert, Cotter, Melanie, Appadurai, Emily and Summerhill, Katie 2023. Interprofessional education: Nurse – medic simulation initiatives. Presented at: 3rd International Congress of Health Education and Research & AoME Annual Academic Meeting, Cardiff, UK, 27-29 June 2023.

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INTRODUCTION Interprofessional (IP) simulation improves team performance and communication skills1,2 IP simulation was established with Cardiff University medical and adult nursing students as part of IP education3. The objective was to evaluate students’ attitudes towards IP team working. METHODS Students were invited to attend simulation sessions of up to 3.5 hours duration and included a range of scenarios: stroke, seizure, cardiac arrest, sepsis using high fidelity mannequins in a simulated ward environment. A facilitator led post session debrief was conducted. Students were asked to complete the 10 item SPICE-R evaluation tool at the end of each session. RESULTS Evaluation is ongoing, of the n=77 evaluations received so far, the majority of students strongly agreed IP education was beneficial in enhancing their education 69% (53/77), practice 68% (52/77), role understanding 62% (48/77), team-working 69% (53/77), increasing patient satisfaction 77% (59/77) and improving health outcomes 74%(52/77). Approximately half of students agreed health professionals should collaborate on interprofessional teams 49% (38/77) and their role within an IP team is clearly defined 57% (44/77). Students similarly agreed they understood others’ roles 43% (33/77) and clinical placements are an ideal place for health professional students to interact 43% (33/77). CONCLUSION We created a nurturing environment for students to work interprofessionally. Successful interprofessional team working helps patient outcomes. More work is needed to ensure students understand each other’s role and to explore further opportunities for IP simulation and evaluate the longer-term outcomes and impact of IP simulation on patient care. References 1.Bulijac-Samardzic et al. Interventions to improve team effectiveness within health care: a systematic review of the past decade. Human Resource Health. 2020; 18(1):2 2.Blackmore A, Kasfiki EV and Purva M. Simulation-based education to improve communication skills: a systematic review of the past decade. Human Resource Health. 2020; 18(1):2 C3. 3. WHO (World Health Organisation) (2010) Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice ( [Accessed 13.1.23].

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Date of Acceptance: 20 March 2023
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2024 02:40

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