Health students share expertise during mock clinic

For the second year, students studying nursing, kinesiology and athletic therapy were invited to participate in an Interprofessional Health Care Simulation event to gain hands-on experience providing primary care.

mock-clinic1 A total of 16 students from the different health programs recently came together to work as teams and learn about interprofessional competencies.

During the simulation exercise, two mock critical events took place, occurring simultaneously, and student participants learned from, with and about other professions while they cared for two clients experiencing life-altering critical events.

Participants noted new learning about the importance of clear, direct teamwork resulting in positive client outcomes.

Students learned to work with another professional, taking the lead when having more expertise than their partner or reaching out for further support when out of the scope of their knowledge and skill.

The event was a collaborative effort of Laura Nicholson, program director Nursing Simulation Centre (NSC); Raya Gal, Practicum Skills coordinator in the NSC; and Loriann Hynes, assistant professor and Athletic Therapy Certificate Coordinator in Kinesiology.