Karen Gordes & Linda Horn

Virtual Simulation: A Pathway to Inter-professional Team-Based Care

This session will describe the development, implementation, and assessment of a virtual, standardized patient, interprofessional (IP) learning experience on telehealth education between health profession students in the fields of medicine, nursing, and physical therapy. Best practices for development of simulation grounded in educational learning theory and the International Association for Clinical Simulation will be described. We will provide an overview of our assessment findings on the impact of the IP, virtual, simulation experience on fostering teamwork and learner attitudes towards team-based care pertinent to Competency 4 of the IPEC Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Lessons learned and key take-aways will be discussed to provide guidance for faculty wanting to design a virtual simulation training event for their learner population. 

Post attendance, attendees will be able to

  1. Describe the application of the “Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best Practice” established by the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation for a virtual simulation
  2. Explain educational theory supporting virtual simulation training in healthcare profession learners,
  3. Identify mechanisms for integrating virtual simulation to advance technology-based inter-professional team-care
  4. Discuss opportunities for replicating the virtual simulation experience presented in their learner population. 

Attendees will be engaged through facilitated reflective discussion, and polling/audience responses to questions.