Edited by Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, and Lawrence G. Smith, MD, MACP. 232 pages, 7 in. x 10 in. Softcover
This groundbreaking book reflects the accomplishments of an internationally recognized leader of innovation regarding interprofessional clinical learning through simulation. Based on the North Shore-LIF Health System corporate university experience, the book describes how this organization used simulation to successfully tackle the major interprofessional health issue of our time: patient safety. This health system created a transformative simulation center that involves nurses, doctors, and related health professionals whose work in clinical teams has resulted in measurable improvements in all aspects of clinical decision making, critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills toward the ultimate goal of improved patient safety. Describes in detail a groundbreaking system of achieving patient safety that uses interprofessional clinical learning through simulation. Detailed case studies using concrete methods and examples illustrate the application of theory to practice. Simulations are scalable to any size organization and for use by healthcare professionals in all specialties. Includes theoretical foundations and practical applications for teaching and learning. Focuses on interprofessional cooperation and learning. Copyright 2014.