Lightning Talk

Virtual Transition of an Interprofessional Home Health Simulation

Sunday, August 21, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:30 am CDT

The Interdisciplinary Educational Apartment Simulation or IDEAS was started in person as an IPE simulation focused on the IPEC competencies of teamwork, communication, and roles/ responsibilities through an in-person home health simulation. At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we were forced to transition the simulation virtually through the use of a tele-presence robot in a standardized patient's home. Post- pandemic, we are still virtual and we aren't going back! The feedback and logistics of the virtual simulation have added value to our program and this talk will describe how other institutions can find the same benefit.

This talk will discuss the move to virtual and the infrastructure and support needed to continue a successful Interprofessional simulation.

Attendees will discuss the technology of tele-presence and gain concepts to apply to their own projects or simulations that were abandoned during the pandemic.

Attendees will also identify how emerging technology can address rural health disparities through an Interprofessional lens.

In addition, this technology is also directly applicable to home health, telemedicine, and other forms of healthcare through alternative means.