Aim: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of using crisis resource management (CRM) principles and high-fidelity human patient simulation (HFHPS) for interprofessional (IP) team training of students from undergraduate nursing, nurse anesthesia, medical, and respiratory therapy.
Background: IP education using simulation-based training has the potential to transform education by improving teamwork and communication and breaking down silos in education.
Method: This one-year study used a quasi-experimental design to evaluate students' acquisition and retention of teamwork and communication skills. A convenience sample consisted of 52 students in the fall semester, with 40 students returning in the spring.
Results: Mean scores increased after training, and skills were retained fairly well. Any loss was regained with repeat training in the spring.
Conclusion: The results suggest that using CRM and HFHPS is an effective pedagogy for teaching communication and teamwork skills to IP student teams.