Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Simulation

Geriatric Clinical Skills Fair – The need to expand geriatric and interprofessional education (IPE) for health professionals at all levels of training has been well described. The purpose of this skills fair is for interprofessional learners to gain practical, evidence-based skills and knowledge pertaining to the care of older adults. Workshop participants will engage in four interactive stations addressing: cognitive assessment, mobility/assistive device assessment, medication assessment and older patient/caregiver simulation. Toward the end of the fair, student teams will complete a team huddle to apply knowledge learned from each station to answer questions related to a specific case scenario and participate in a facilitated wrap-up discussion. To assess the impact of the fair, students will participate in a short pre- and post-test survey.

TeamSTEPPs The purpose of this simulation-based Learning Activity is for students to learn critical components of collaborative practice and patient-centered care using the framework of TeamSTEPPS. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based teamwork system aimed at optimizing patient outcomes by improving communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. This interprofessional activity requires students to apply clinical reasoning, team strategies and communication tools to enhance patient safety in a simulated setting. Student participants will be able to interact with each other to assist in the care of a simulated patient. A facilitator will monitor student interactions and guide students in applying TeamSTEPPS in practice. A final debriefing will enable participants to reflect on the activity and the efficacy of using TeamSTEPPS in clinical practice.