Academic and Clinical Education

An Acute Care Pediatric Simulation Interprofessional Experience for Entry Level Physical Therapy Students

Saturday, November 10
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room 12 - Convention Center

The entry level DPT students are challenged with having an opportunity to experience pediatric acute care experiences. The simulation laboratory offers an opportunity to provide the student an experience within a controlled acute care setting. During the DPT student's pediatric physical therapy education, a no risk opportunity was developed offering a simulated laboratory experience with the goals of having the student: 1) identify vital sign changes, 2) communicate a therapeutic intervention to family or caregiver, and 3) communicate with the bedside healthcare provider the findings during the pediatric therapeutic intervention. The goal of the simulation experience was to examine student perspectives of how a simulated acute care encounter would make them a better clinician and what would be beneficial to faculty in improving the encounter for next year’s cohort. Four themes emerged from the post debriefing: student's liked the no risk opportunity in this unfamiliar setting, need to remain calm, communication, and interprofessional opportunities. The first pediatric simulation experience for a cohort of 60 DPT entry level students provided a no-risk opportunity to build on the caregiver and interprofessional communication skills expected of the students and a high complexity patient with medical instability.

Learning Objectives:

Roberta R. Gatlin, PT, DScPT, PCS

Assistant Professor
Emory & Henry College School of Health Sciences

Roberta “Bertie” Gatlin, PT, DSc, PCS graduated from U of M in 1986, BS in SPED and UTHSC with a BSPT, 1989 and DSc, 2013. She received her PCS in 2001 and recertification in 2011. She is currently Assistant Professor at Emory & Henry College, in Virginia. Bertie’s experience encompasses 29 years within the NICU, developmental follow-up clinic and outpatient populations. Her research focuses on IPE opportunities and utilzing the simulation laboratory. She currently holds the Secretary position for the TPTA Executive Committee, the Regional VI Director position and Neonatology SIG Vice-Chair position for the APPT.

Presentation(s):

Send Email for Roberta Gatlin


Assets

An Acute Care Pediatric Simulation Interprofessional Experience for Entry Level Physical Therapy Students



Attendees who have favorited this

Please enter your access key

The asset you are trying to access is locked. Please enter your access key to unlock.

Send Email for An Acute Care Pediatric Simulation Interprofessional Experience for Entry Level Physical Therapy Students