Creation of simulation modules to teach trainees communication and collaboration skills

TitleCreation of simulation modules to teach trainees communication and collaboration skills
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The ability to communicate and collaborate effectively within the multidisciplinary healthcare environment is crucial to ensure patient care and safety. However, residents communication and collaboration skills have significant room for improvement and may deteriorate as their training progresses. Attempts to engage residents during sessions that utilize traditional modalities to teach these competencies have been largely unsuccessful. Therefore, this project aims to develop, implement and evaluate two modules that will use a human patient simulator (HPS) to teach fundamental concepts of communication and collaboration in a multidisciplinary healthcare environment. In addition, we will be creating an online version that will enable groups that do not have access to their own HPS to experience the learning benefits. The success of these modules will be assessed through feedback from trainees and an assessment of trainees communication and collaboration skills by attending physicians, nursing staff and the trainees themselves over a six-month period.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2010/2011
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorAdam Peets
Year 1: Funded Amount8,962
Year 1: Team Members

Adam Peets, Faculty of Medicine
Meg Brison, Emergency Medicine
David Sweet, Critical Care Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Najib Ayas, Critical Care Medicine, Medicine