Interprofessional Teamwork Among Students in Simulated Codes: A Quasi-Experimental Study

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Abstract

AIM

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of using crisis resource management (CRM) principles and high-fidelity human patient simulation (HFHPS) for interprofessional (IP) team training of students from undergraduate nursing, nurse anesthesia, medical, and respiratory therapy.

BACKGROUND

IP education using simulation-based training has the potential to transform education by improving teamwork and communication and breaking down silos in education.

METHOD

This one-year study used a quasi-experimental design to evaluate students' acquisition and retention of teamwork and communication skills. A convenience sample consisted of 52 students in the fall semester, with 40 students returning in the spring.

RESULTS

Mean scores increased after training, and skills were retained fairly well. Any loss was regained with repeat training in the spring.

CONCLUSION

The results suggest that using CRM and HFHPS is an effective pedagogy for teaching communication and teamwork skills to IP student teams.

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