Enhancing Interprofessional Team Performance Through Simulation Among Undergraduate Students

Aim: To examine teamwork training in the nursing and medical curriculum through a large scale trauma simulation that utilizes standardized patients.

The specific objectives were to develop collaborative teamwork activities and strategies for integration into the nursing and medical undergraduate curricula and explore co-debriefer/facilitator experiences and activities during the pre- and post- debriefing stages of the teamwork scenarios. 

Enhancing Interprofessional Team Performance Through Simulation Among Undergraduate Students

Riley Brandt, University of Calgary

Across health care, teamwork is clearly recognized as a priority for patient safety. There is growing evidence that interprofessional competencies lead to safer patient care and enhance knowledge, skills and behaviours.

Simulation is being heralded as a transformative approach that can be used in teamwork training, but there is no commonly accepted interprofessional education for students from both medicine and nursing.

Status

Completed

Outputs: National and international presentations; manuscripts in progress

Principal Investigator

Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy

UCalgary research team: Dr. Ian Wishart, Dr. Cydnee Seneviratne, J. David Patterson, Irina Charania, Marlene Donahue, Dr. Arfan Afzal

Collaborators

UCalgary Cumming School of Medicine and Faculty of Social Work; Bow Valley College; SAIT; EMS

Grant support

Research professorship, UCalgary Nursing