A university level interprofessional patient care skills course including Nursing, Radiologic Sciences, and Respiratory Care students has evolved over 20 years. The course includes a lecture and laboratory portion with specific content and skills focused on principles common to the three disciplines. Students are placed in interprofessional groups during lab to practice and learn together including a simulation scenario on each week’s content. This educational strategy has enhanced the students’ teamwork and communication skills and prepared them to apply these skills to clinical practice. Further research is needed to look at IPE undergraduate healthcare course outcomes related to teamwork.
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Haan, Lutana; Macy, Rosemary; and Kendrick, Leslie E.. (2016). "Evolution of an Interprofessional Patient Skills Course with the Incorporation of Simulation Scenarios". Health and Interprofessional Practice, 3(1), eP1075-1 - eP1075-9.