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Incivility in Academia: Strategies to address bullying behavior

Join us on September 20 as Renee Thompson presents this engaging seminar for those working in the academic setting: current and future faculty members, staff, administrators.
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Integrating Nursing Simulations and Production to Improve Relationships with Elders (INSPIRE)

The goal of the INSPIRE project is to enhance person-centered care of our seniors through improved education and training methods for our healthcare workers.  Ultimately, this will improve their quality of life by placing decision making with the elder or those that work closest to them, and empowering the care partners who are involved in the daily care by flattening the traditional hierarchy of decision making thereby placing greater independence over each elder’s daily life.

The project goal was met through two sub-goals:
  1. To utilize simulation with both mannequins and standardized patients (trained actors) to improve healthcare delivery in the long term care setting and 
  2. To integrate creative story-telling through the production of a short video that focuses upon the individuals of selected seniors, their caregivers, and leading experts. 

The standardized patient simulation videos that you see on this website highlight the use of the INTERACT tools, which are part of a program that was developed at Florida Atlantic University and focuses on quality improvement. The highlighted tools focus on early identification, assessment, documentation, and communication between healthcare workers, residents, and families in the long term care setting.  Also utilized in the simulation scenarios are various components of the TeamSTEPPS teamwork training system developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Department of Defense (DoD) in an effort to improve teamwork and communication and to ultimately improve patient safety.

Videos

The following three videos simulate real-life scenarios and the actors who play healthcare workers are therefore not perfect.  Ask yourself when viewing the videos what you would do differently, how you must change, and how we can all work inter-professionally to provide person-centered care to seniors.  There is a survey at the bottom of the page; please fill it out honestly and add your comments.  Thank you.

Resident-Centered Interview

Objective: After viewing the interview, the learner will be able to identify the purpose and importance of providing person-centered care. After viewing the interview, the learner will be able to identify at least two aspects of person-centered care.


Change in Mental Status

Tools used:  INTERACT© SBAR Communication Tool and Progress Note

INTERACT© Acute Mental Status Change Care Path Decision Support Tool

Objective: After viewing the scenario, the learner will be able to identify the purpose and importance of the use of the INTERACT© Tools: SBAR Communication Tool and Progress Note and the Acute Mental Status Change Care Path Decision Support Tool were used in this.




End of Life

Objective: After viewing the scenario, the learner will be able to identify the purpose and importance of the use of the INTERACT© Education on CPR Advanced Care Planning Tool in the long term care setting.



Suspected Lower Respiratory Infection

Tools used: INTERACT© Education on CPR Advanced Care Planning Tool

Objective: After viewing the scenario, the learner will be able to identify the purpose and importance of the use of the INTERACT©  Education on CPR Advanced Care Planning Tool in the long term care setting.