International Conference on Emergency & Acute Care Medicine
Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, FINLAND
Title: Development of multiprofessional simulation-based education in acute care
Biography: Mari Salminen-Tuomaala
Statement of the Problem: The development of multiprofessional simulation-based learning is important in acute nursing, where the sometimes rapid fluctuations in patients’ condition call for effective and competent action from those contributing to the care. Familiarity with the competence areas and responsibilities of the other professional groups helps promote optimal action. Multiprofessional collaboration does not emergence naturally. It is a combination of many factors and requires constant and conscious development.
The purpose of the research; was to describe nursing and medical staff’s experiences of the usefulness of multiprofessional simulation-based education in one hospital district in Finland. The research aimed at producing user-oriented knowledge to be used in the development of multiprofessional simulation pedagogical continuing education. The study is part of a larger research project, whose purpose is to build up a multiprofessional simulated learning environment for a network of partners. They involve a university of applied sciences, a vocational education centre, a health technology development center and a hospital district.
Methodology; Data were collected using a Web-based survey tool. The questionnaire contained both quantitative and qualitative items. Quantitative data was analysed using SPSS Statistics for Windows 23 and qualitative data was analysed using inductive content analysis
Findinds; Both nursing and medical staff experience that simulation education is useful for the development of multiprofessional teamwork. Members of a well-functioning multiprofessional team accept their mutual differences in competence, but work for a common goal. The collaboration can be hindered by lacking information about the other team members’ work and by different professional practices, concepts and ways of thinking.
Conclusion & Significance: Learning multiprofessional collaboration occurs both individually and in communities. Its basis lies in respecting diversity, in the potential of collaborative learning, motivation, facilitation and evaluation and in acquiring multiprofessional competence.