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The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting.

Brown, Craig William; Howard, Morag; Morse, Jerry

Authors

Craig William Brown

Morag Howard

Jerry Morse

Abstract

Interprofessional simulation-based education (IPSE) is common in medicine and nursing curricula; however, it is less evident in diagnostic radiography. Previous work suggests graduate radiographers are unprepared in terms of trauma knowledge and experience. A trauma IPSE programme as a joint venture between two universities was developed. Our aim was to explore the views of radiography, nursing, and medical students regarding preparedness for trauma practice. Second-year radiography (n = 39), nursing (n = 10), and medical (n = 5) students were invited to participate in trauma simulations. Pre- and post-scenario questionnaires were completed and quantitative analysis undertaken. Prior to IPSE, the majority of students were unprepared to manage trauma. Post-scenario felt significantly more prepared to undertake their role in the team and had better understanding of their and other professions' roles in trauma (P < 0.01). IPSE is an effective means of preparing undergraduate students in understanding both their and other professional's roles within the trauma team.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 30, 2016
Journal Journal of interprofessional care
Print ISSN 1356-1820
Electronic ISSN 1469-9567
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 30
Issue 3
Pages 388-390
Institution Citation BROWN, C.W., HOWARD, M. and MORSE, J. 2016. The use of trauma interprofessional simulated education (TIPSE) to enhance role awareness in the emergency department setting. Journal of interprofessional care [online], 30(3), pages 388-390. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1121216
DOI https://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2015.1121216
Keywords Interprofessional education; Medicine; Nursing; Radiography; Simulation; Trauma

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