About the Authors
Michelle Hughes MEd, RN, Professor, School of Community and Health Studies, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carol Stefopulos, MEd, RN, Professor, School of Community and Health Studies, Centennial College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Siobhan Doyle, BScN student, Ryerson, Centennial, George Brown Collaborative Nursing Degree Program, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Note to Educators and Learners about the Open Educational Resource
This virtual simulation promotes the application of knowledge and skills related to interprofessional collaboration and infection prevention and control practices. Learners will need a foundational knowledge in infection prevention and control practices, including routine practices and additional precautions guidelines. Learners will use their assessment and communication skills throughout the game.
By the end of the virtual gaming simulation, learners will be able to:
- Apply interprofessional communication skills to foster collaboration and provide safe client care.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to infection prevention and control practices.
- Identify high risk areas to break the chain of transmission.
After playing the game, learners will have the opportunity to self-debrief by answering a set of questions on the Reflective Questions page. The reflective questions are to encourage learners to think about their experience playing the game, identify what they have learned and recognize any learning gaps in their knowledge that they need to address.
Learners will also have the opportunity to test their knowledge on content learned during the game on the Test Your Knowledge page.
There are Additional Resources for learners describing the various roles of the healthcare providers in the game, such as the nurse, environmental service manager and occupational therapist, as well as links to other healthcare provider roles found in the healthcare system.
The Checklists chapter provides various checklists for the students to support their learning in infection prevention control practices and interprofessional collaboration. For example, how to put on and take off PPE, how to perform a risk assessment, content communicated in an ISBAR handoff report, and key components in the various additional precautions.
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