(June 28, 2019) – Erica Yu, PhD, RN, the Margaret A. Barnett/PARTNERS Professor in Nursing, and Assistant Professor Mariya Tankimovich, DNP, RN, are co-authors of a new article published this month in the open access journal Healthcare (ISSN 2227-9032). In the published study, interprofessional education (IPE) exercises integrated students from “administrative and non-clinical disciplines” into traditional clinical simulations and measured the effect on communication and teamwork.
From July 2017 to July 2018, 408 students from five of six UTHealth schools (medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and informatics) participated in one of eight three-hour IPE clinical simulations with standardized patients and electronic health record technologies.
Champagne-Langabeer T, Revere L, Tankimovich M, Yu E, Spears R, Swails JL. Integrating Diverse Disciplines to Enhance Interprofessional Competency in Healthcare Delivery. Healthcare (Basel). 2019 Jun 10;7(2). doi:10.3390/healthcare7020075. PubMed PMID: 31185607
“This is our first paper published from our interprofessional simulation projects, with support from the Center for Interprofessional Collaboration (CIPC),” said Yu, who is associate dean and chair of the nursing school’s Department of Undergraduate Studies. “We found by creating new clinical simulations with additional roles for non-clinical professionals, student learners were able to observe and learn interprofessional teamwork from each other and from faculty role models.”
Lead author Champagne-Langabeer is a UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics assistant professor.
– by David R. Bates, School Communications Director