Measuring the Effectiveness of High Fidelity Interprofessional Simulation to Foster Teamwork in Undergraduate Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy Students

Lay Summary 

This study is exploring the use of high fidelity simulation to foster teamwork in undergraduate nursing, medicine and pharmacy students at Memorial. Students participate in two simulations; one low fidelity with a paper based discussion and one high fidelity with a computerized human patient simulator (HPS). The HPS is an innovative teaching technology that allows students to experience real life situations with actual patient responses. The HPS is a life size mannequin that can blink, breath, speak, change blood pressure, respond to medications and change clinical symptoms. The study is occurring now in the School of Nursing, Cahill Simulation Room and data collection is expected to be completed by early 2018.

School of Nursing
Teaching and Learning Framework Fund
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Nursing Education
Industry Sectors 
Start date 
1 Sep 2017
End date 
30 Apr 2018
Lead Organization 
Memorial University