CHHS News: Preparation through Simulation!

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Today’s health care climate is increasingly complex. The needs of patients demand that professionals from many different disciplines work together to provide the best care possible. The College of Health and Human Services is committed to preparing our students for the demands of their chosen professions. Two very powerful educational tools, simulation-based training and interprofessional education (IPE) have proven to be very successful in achieving this goal. Simulation-based education, used in a collaborative practice, is of great value for learners outside their own disciplines. It better prepares students to meet the complexities of today’s health care workplace.


On Friday, November 3rd, CHHS will host the first annual IPE Sim Day. The creators and leaders of this event are Dr. Linda Myler (Nursing), Dr. Kathleen Seurynck (Nursing), and Professor Jacob Lindquist (Orthotics and Prosthetics). It is anticipated that 200 students and 20 faculty members representing nine disciplines in the college will participate. The event will take place at the Simulation Center at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, and in Rackham Hall’s Advance Patient Exam Suite on EMU’s campus. This event will allow students and faculty from different health care fields the opportunity to interact with a standardized patient and promote communication and teamwork skills in a safe environment.  We are excited to give students at EMU this unique experience to foster necessary skills to transfer to their practice settings.

The video below shows what participants can expect to learn from these simulations. Take a look!

Simulation is an excellent venue to provide opportunities for interprofessional learners to develop, practice and refine interprofessional skills such as communication, collaboration and teamwork within the context of a patient care scenario. If you’re interested in attending please contact your IPE Champion for further details.

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