The effect of an interprofessional clinical simulation on medical students

Show simple item record Treadwell, Ina Van Rooyen, Marietjie Havenga, H. Theron, M. 2014-07-15T12:10:56Z 2014-07-15T12:10:56Z 2014-05
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND. Teamwork as an outcome for graduates implies the understanding and appreciation of the roles, responsibilities and skills of other professions. An interprofessional education (IPE) event was initiated as a simulated management of a multiply traumatised patient in the acute phases of his injury, relevant to both medical and nursing students. The objective was to explore medical students’ reflections on the value of this clinical simulation. METHOD. A mixed-methods study was done, using a convenience sample of 5th-year medical students (N=96). Participants wrote a multiple-choice question (MCQ) test and either actively participated in the simulation or observed the actions through a one-way mirror. The simulations were facilitated by experienced skills trainers. On completion, the participants repeated the MCQ test and took part in a facilitator-led debriefing. The latter was audiotaped and students could submit written reflections. Written comments and transcripts of the audiotapes were analysed thematically. RESULTS. Participants’ average test scores improved significantly (p<0.001) from 63.5% before the simulation to 68.6% thereafter. Five themes emerged from the reflections: (i) difficulties with implementing knowledge and skills; (ii) importance of teamwork; (iii) skills necessary for teamwork; (iv) effect of being observed by peers; and (v) IPE in the curriculum. CONCLUSIONS. Medical students gained clinical knowledge during the simulation and became aware of their lack of skills, knowledge, and opportunities to acquire and practise skills required for effective teamwork. en_US
dc.description.librarian hb2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Treadwell, I, Van Rooyen, M, Havenga, H & Theron, M 2014, 'The effect of an interprofessional clinical simulation on medical students', African Journal of Health Professions Education, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 3-5. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0256-9574 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-5127 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.7196/AJHPE.231
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher African Journal of Health Professions Education en_US
dc.rights African Journal of Health Professions Education en_US
dc.subject Interprofessional clinical simulation en_US
dc.subject Medical students en_US
dc.subject Interprofessional education (IPE) en_US
dc.subject Teamwork en_US
dc.title The effect of an interprofessional clinical simulation on medical students en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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