Jefferson College of Health Sciences (JCHS), Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Carilion Clinic will host the sixth annual JCHS Interprofessional Simulation Day on Friday, April 4, 2014, from 12:15 to 4:30 p.m. The event allows students and other healthcare professionals to experience what it’s like to work as a team during a simulated emergency situation involving many patients with a variety of injuries.
During the event, students from a variety of JCHS academic programs and classes—including Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Physician Assistant, Medical Lab Sciences, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Emergency Services, Surgical Technician and Masters in Occupational Therapy—are grouped together and assigned a mock patient involved in the situation. The students caring for patients are not informed of the nature of the event until the activity begins. They then have to assess the situation and treat their patients as a team on the spot. Goals of this simulation activity are to improve leadership skills and encourage interprofessional collaboration. The goals are not related to disaster preparedness.
In addition to the JCHS students, we will be joined by medical students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTC) and pharmacy students from a variety of regional institutions. Also participating will be representatives from the JCHS and VTC faculty, as well as Carilion Clinic’s Pharmacy Department, Trauma Team, Lab Department, Emergency Department and Chaplain Services.
- Rotation 1 begins at 12:15 p.m. in the ninth floor labs, followed by a debriefing at 1:15 p.m.
- Rotation 2 begins at 2:15 p.m. in the ninth floor labs, followed by a debriefing in at 3:15 p.m.