Interprofessional orientation for health professionals utilising simulated learning: Findings from a pilot study

Kristen Kaye Will, Jan Stepanek, Kathryn K. Brewer, Julie A. Colquist, Jade Ethel S. Cruz, Carrlene B. Donald, Zachary C. Hartsell, Steven J. Hust, Amelia A. Lowell, Katherine A. Markiewicz, Bella Panchmatia, A. Travis Shelton, Barbara S. Novais, Rebecca Wilson

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We describe a novel, interprofessional educational intervention pilot used to orient new health profession employees through the simulation laboratory. Health profession employees were recruited to engage in a simulation training session that focused on communication, collaboration, and healthcare roles and responsibilities. Learners (N = 11) were divided into two groups with representation from various health disciplines. Each group participated in a simulated patient scenario while the other group actively observed in another classroom. At the end of both sessions, the group reconvened for a debriefing session. Participants were given a survey before and after the training session, to evaluate the content, experience, and value to their practice. The pre-and post-evaluation survey analysis showed improvement in all objectives with a mean (SD) pre-evaluation score of 4.10 (0.40-1.01) and mean (SD) post-evaluation score of 4.73 (0.30-0.81). Results were favourable, and plans to expand this project are under way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Interprofessional Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 3 2016


  • Employee orientation
  • health professionals
  • interprofessional education
  • simulation learning
  • surveys

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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