Presentation Title

Attitudes and Knowledge with Participation in an Integumentary Interprofessional Simulation Experience Between Nursing and Physical Therapy Students

Speaker Credentials

Associate Professor

Speaker Credentials

Ph.D.

College

Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, PT

Location

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Format

Poster

Start Date

16-2-2018 12:15 PM

End Date

16-2-2018 1:15 PM

Abstract

Objective: The objective of this study was to understand nursing and physical therapy students’ attitudes and knowledge of other disciplines before and after participation in an integumentary simulation experience. Background: Integrating interprofessional experiences early in healthcare professional programs is crucial to ensuring effective collaboration and communication in the clinical setting. Methods: 1st year Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) and 1st year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students (BSN) participated in a simulated clinical experience for an acute care patient with diabetes mellitus and a foot wound. Working together the BSN students performed a physical assessment, education, and appropriate nursing interventions. DPT students performed a skin/wound assessment, suggested offloading/pressure redistribution/shoe wear recommendations, assessed functional limitations/impairments, and planned appropriate PT interventions. Students completed a pre and post-test survey consisting of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) and several short answer questions. Results: Ten BSN and 49 students participated in the experience. The following questions on the RIPLS had statistical significance on a paired samples t-test (pConclusion: Students showed increased knowledge of the other profession and appreciated the opportunity for interprofessional learning. Grants: N/A

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Attitudes and Knowledge with Participation in an Integumentary Interprofessional Simulation Experience Between Nursing and Physical Therapy Students

Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, USA

Objective: The objective of this study was to understand nursing and physical therapy students’ attitudes and knowledge of other disciplines before and after participation in an integumentary simulation experience. Background: Integrating interprofessional experiences early in healthcare professional programs is crucial to ensuring effective collaboration and communication in the clinical setting. Methods: 1st year Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) and 1st year Bachelor of Science in Nursing Students (BSN) participated in a simulated clinical experience for an acute care patient with diabetes mellitus and a foot wound. Working together the BSN students performed a physical assessment, education, and appropriate nursing interventions. DPT students performed a skin/wound assessment, suggested offloading/pressure redistribution/shoe wear recommendations, assessed functional limitations/impairments, and planned appropriate PT interventions. Students completed a pre and post-test survey consisting of the Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale (RIPLS) and several short answer questions. Results: Ten BSN and 49 students participated in the experience. The following questions on the RIPLS had statistical significance on a paired samples t-test (pConclusion: Students showed increased knowledge of the other profession and appreciated the opportunity for interprofessional learning. Grants: N/A