Simulated Hospital Day (SHD)
Across the healthcare industry, buzz words like Interprofessional Education, High Fidelity Simulation, appropriate Percentage of Simulation, Clinical Judgement, Professional and Cultural Competencies are being discussed at a feverish state. The University of Texas at El Paso has found an innovative and cost effective way to address this buzz. Through The Simulated Hospital Day (SHD) 15 Interprofessional (IP) Partners are able to provide collaborative holistic care to live scripted patients. These patients are nursing students that are provided a new script every 30 minutes via a tablet. The IP partners need to address the patient’s multiple needs ranging from pain, safety, religion, communication to name a few. The SHD is conducted on average 50 times per year with 20 simultaneously live scripted patients representing five different diagnosis. IP partners are able to bring their entire clinical groups to participate in this multifaceted 4 hour unfolding patient centered event. This give the faculty a baseline of the student’s skills level prior to actual patient care.