Interprofessional Standardized Patient Simulation

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Overview

The Interprofessional Standardized Patient Simulation program provides all UTHealth students an opportunity to participate in up to 3 unique simulation learning activities. Each learning activity is an opportunity for students from all schools of UTHealth to individually and collectively develop patient care and interprofessional teamwork skills.

From January to April, participants will meet at the McGovern Medical School’s Surgical and Clinical Skills Center (SCSC) to take part in inpatient and outpatient (ambulatory) standardized patient simulations. In March and June participants will meet at the Cizik Nursing School’s simulation laboratory to take part in a disaster scenario. The interprofessional education (IPE) events are free and are open to students at any grade level.

Core Competencies

  • Communication: Ability to communicate effectively in a respectful and responsive manner with others (“others” includes team members, patient/client, and health providers outside the team).
  • Collaboration: Ability to establish/maintain collaborative working relationships with other providers, patients/clients and families.
  • Roles and Responsibility: Ability to explain one’s own roles and responsibilities related to patient/client and family care (e.g. scope of practice, legal and ethical responsibilities); and to demonstrate an understanding of the roles, responsibilities and relationships of others within the team.
  • Collaborative Patient/Client-Family Centered Approach: Ability to apply patient/client-centered principles through interprofessional collaboration.
  • Team Functioning: Ability to contribute to effective team functioning to improve collaboration and quality of care.
  • Conflict Management/Resolution: Ability to effectively manage and resolve conflict between and with other providers, patients/clients and families

How To Participate

If you would like to participate in all interprofessional simulation events, please contact faculty and personnel from your school.

School of Public Health

School of Biomedical Informatics

McGovern Medical School

School of Nursing

School of Dentistry

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Interprofessional Mass Casualty Incident Simulation

Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location: Cooley Life Center

UTHealth Interprofessional Education faculty will facilitate an interprofessional mass casualty incident simulation at the Cooley Life Center. Participants will work collaboratively in multiple roles to care for the victims of a simulated mass casualty incident.

In the first part of the simulation, students will form disaster response teams that are responsible for clearing the scene by triaging, stabilizing, and mobilizing the victims and their family. The second part takes place in a simulated hospital ward, where students are responsible for discharging or transporting patients in order to allow for incoming victims from the shooting.

Participants will take an online Canvas course that will prepare them for the event.

Learning Objectives

  • To contribute to effective team functioning to improve collaboration.
  • To communicate in a respectful and responsive.
  • To establish collaborative working relationships.
  • To explain one’s own roles and responsibilities and demonstrate an understanding of the roles, of others.
  • To effectively manage and resolve conflict.

More Information
For more information about the course, please contact interprofessional education faculty from your UTHealth school.


Monthly IPE Simulations

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Ambulatory (Outpatient) Simulation

For this simulation, you are a team of students evaluating patients in a student-run free clinic. Your first patient is Inez Peterson, a 69-year-old woman with osteoporosis presenting for medication refills and a dental evaluation.
Occurs on the third Thursday of each month, between 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

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Inpatient Simulation

You are a team of clinicians and administrators caring for a patient in the hospital, Marty Evans. He was admitted for endocarditis and was planning to go home today, but a medication error caused him to develop acute kidney injury and he now must stay for another day of observation. Review the record and determine what factors played into this patient’s prolonged medical stay.
Occurs on the third Friday of each month, between 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 Schedule

Simulation NameDates and TimeLocation
Outpatient Simulation
(Inez Peterson)
September 12, 2019, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.605 and B.645
Inpatient Simulation
(Marty Evans)
September 13, 2019, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.100 and B.605
Outpatient Simulation
(Inez Peterson)
October 10, 2019, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Inpatient Simulation
(Marty Evans)
October 11, 2019, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Outpatient Simulation
(Inez Peterson)
November 7, 2019, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Inpatient Simulation
(Marty Evans)
November 8, 2019, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Outpatient Simulation
(Inez Peterson)
November 21, 2019, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Inpatient Simulation
(Marty Evans)
November 21, 2019, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Outpatient Simulation
(Inez Peterson)
January 30, 2020, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Inpatient Simulation
(Marty Evans)
January 31, 2020, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Outpatient Simulation
(Inez Peterson)
February 27, 2020, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Inpatient Simulation
(Marty Evans)
February 28, 2020, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Outpatient Simulation 
(Inez Peterson)
April 2, 2020, Thursday at 8:00 AM McGovern Medical School Basement 
Rooms B.645 and B.605
Inpatient Simulation 
(Marty Evans)
April 3, 2020, Friday at 12:00 PM McGovern Medical School Basement 
Rooms B.645 and B.605

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