Preparing students for safe practice using an interprofessional ward simulation

Hollamby, Joy, Taylor, Ian, Berragan, Elizabeth ORCID: 0000-0002-3345-6341, Taylor, Denise and Morgan, Justin (2018) Preparing students for safe practice using an interprofessional ward simulation. Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice, 12. pp. 78-82. doi:10.1016/j.xjep.2018.06.002

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We describe an interprofessional ward simulation for final year medical, nursing and pharmacy students, which has been rarely represented in current literature. Our objectives were as follows: 1. Identify patient safety issues in a ward environment: 2. Develop confidence in communicating with other healthcare professionals: 3. Recognise the roles of other health care professionals: 4. Prepare for registered clinical practice. The study comprised seven half day simulation sessions with a total of 92 participants. The simulation was evaluated using pre and post-session questionnaires combining Likert style and free text questions. 89 paired questionnaires were obtained and Likert responses were analysed using a two tailed t-test, using a p-value of 0.001. Free text answers were thematically analysed. Both patient safety and interprofessional education are important components in health care education. We describe our session including an overview of the simulation and a case example.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2018 Elsevier Inc
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing students; Pharmacy students; Ward simulation
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Society and Learning
Depositing User: Liz Berragan
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2023 14:40

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