Using low fidelity simulation in interactive workshops for undergraduate medical and midwifery students

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Abstract

There is recognition of the need to continuously improve inter-professional relationships within clinical practice. Mutual respect, effective communication and working together are factors which will contribute to higher standards of care (Miers et al, 2005; Begley, 2008). An inter-professional education initiative, using low-fidelity simulation has been piloted and subsequently embedded within a pre-registration midwifery curriculum. The aim of the collaboration is to enhance inter-professional learning by providing an opportunity for final year midwifery students and 4th year medical students within a non-threatening environment to interact and communicate prior to obstetric clinical placements. The midwifery students are provided with an outline agenda for the workshop, but are encouraged to use creative license with regard to workshop delivery. Preliminary evaluations have been positive from both midwifery and medical students. The teaching sessions have provided an opportunity to learn about and respect each other’s roles. The midwifery students have commented on the enjoyable aspects of team working during preparation and the confidence gained from teaching medical students. The medical students felt that the sessions lowered their anxiety levels going into the labour setting. This workshop will demonstrate how low-fidelity simulation can effectively enhance the students experience promoting team working and self-confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2015
EventUK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Conference - Belfast, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Jun 201523 Jun 2015

Conference

ConferenceUK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityBelfast
Period23/06/201523/06/2015

Keywords

  • low fidelity
  • simulation
  • undergraduate students
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaboration

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    Patterson, D., Anderson, G., & Hughes, C. (2015). Using low fidelity simulation in interactive workshops for undergraduate medical and midwifery students. Paper presented at UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professionals Conference, Belfast, United Kingdom. http://www.hpsn.com/documents/UK2015Abstracts.pdf