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Long-term impact of a single interprofessional education high-fidelity simulation experience: a pilot study
  1. Tina Gunaldo,
  2. Cornelius Rosenbaum,
  3. Alison Davis
  1. Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tina Gunaldo, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA; tgunal{at}lsuhsc.edu

Abstract

The interprofessional education (IPE) simulation literature lacks research assessing long-term IPE outcomes. During the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic year, third year and fourth year medical students, respectively, engaged in an IPE simulation experience focused on cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Students completed the Interprofessional Collaborative Competencies Attainment Survey. There was a statistically significant positive change (p<0.05) in student perceptions of their interprofessional collaborative skills immediately following a single IPE simulation activity for both third and fourth year students. However, a statistically significant decline in means was noted from third year post-questions to fourth year pre-questions. A single annual IPE simulation activity may not be sufficient to support students in building confidence in their collaborative skills without regression.

  • medical student
  • interprofessional education
  • simulation
  • outcomes
  • cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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  • Contributors TG conceived and designed the study. TG and AD conducted the study. CR analysed the results. All authors wrote and revised the manuscript. All authors agreed to the publication of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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