An interprofessional communication training using simulation to enhance safe care for a deteriorating patient

Liaw, Sok Ying, Zhou, Wen Tao, Lau, Tang Ching, Siau, Chiang and Chan, Sally Wai-chi (2014) An interprofessional communication training using simulation to enhance safe care for a deteriorating patient. Nurse Education Today, 34 2: 259-264. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2013.02.019

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Author Liaw, Sok Ying
Zhou, Wen Tao
Lau, Tang Ching
Siau, Chiang
Chan, Sally Wai-chi
Title An interprofessional communication training using simulation to enhance safe care for a deteriorating patient
Journal name Nurse Education Today   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0260-6917
Publication date 2014-02-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.nedt.2013.02.019
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 259
End page 264
Total pages 6
Place of publication Kidlington, United Kingdom
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Communication and teamwork between doctors and nurses are critical for optimal patient care. Simulation and interprofessional team learning are emerging as significant learning strategies to promote teamwork and communication between different health professionals.
Aim: The aim of the study is to describe the development, implementation and evaluation of a simulation-based interprofessional educational (Sim-IPE) program, using a presage–process–product (3P) model, for improving medical and nursing students' communication skills in caring of a patient with physiological deterioration.
Method: The program was conducted using full-scale simulation and communication strategies adapted from Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety (TeamSTEPPS). 127 medical and nursing students participated in a 3-hour small group interprofessional learning that incorporated simulation scenarios of deteriorating patients. Pre and post-tests were conducted to assess the students' self-confidence in interprofessional communication and perception in interprofessional learning. After the training, the students completed a satisfaction questionnaire.
Results: Both medicine and nursing groups demonstrated a significant improvement on post-test score from pre-test score for self-confidence (p < .0001) and perception (p < .0001) with no significant differences detected between the two groups. The participants were highly satisfied with their simulation learning.
Conclusion: The Sim-IPE has better prepared the medical and nursing students in communicating with one another in providing safe care for deteriorating patient. In addition, it has improved their perception towards interprofessional learning. This pre-registration interprofessional education could prepare them for more comprehensive interprofessional team learning at post-registration level.
Keyword Simulation
Interprofessional education
Team training
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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