Introduction. Simulation-based interprofessional team training is important to ensure high-quality, safe patient care, but several barriers exist, including diverging learning needs and schedules as well as limited available resources. Methods. The authors developed an in situ, simulation-based interprofessional team training program around pediatric emergencies for physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists at their institution and performed an analysis of the program's impact on self-efficacy in resuscitation skills among pediatric residents and nurses. Results. The results showed that with a design based in best principles of team training and simulation education, interprofessional team training is feasible and sustainable. The program had a beneficial effect on self-efficacy in resuscitation skills among both residents and nurses at the authors' institution and received widespread acceptance. Conclusions. A collaborative approach to design and implementation of interprofessional team training can lead to a sustainable program that serves both patient safety and training requirements set forth by professional organizations.
- interprofessional education
- mock code
- team training
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health