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Building Interprofessional Teamwork Through a Mistake Room Simulation

Level of activity: Introductory

Setting: Classroom


ACPE Standards 2016: 1.1, 2.2, 3.4, 11.1, 11.2

EPAs: Interprofessional Team Member (Collaborate), Population Health Promoter (Minimize ADEs and errors)

PPCP: Assess, Implement

IPEC Core Competencies: Roles and Responsibilities for Collaborative Practice, Interprofessional Teamwork and Team-Based Practice, Interprofessional Communication Practices

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Mary K. Stamatakis, PharmD, is Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Innovation at West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. Dr. Stamatakis received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and Doctor of Pharmacy from The Ohio State University. She completed a post-graduate residency at The Ohio State University Hospitals. In her current position, she oversees development, implementation, and evaluation of all educational aspects of the Doctor of Pharmacy degree program. She facilitates curricular development and innovation, serves as the School of Pharmacy liaison for interprofessional education initiatives at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center, and oversees the continued accreditation of the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

Gina M. Baugh, PharmD, is Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy and the Director of Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences (IPPE) at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Pharmacy and the Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE) for the WVU Health Sciences Center (HSC). She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and joined the faculty at WVU in 2006. Dr. Baugh coordinates the didactic, simulation, and clinical practice IPE experiences for all HSC students at WVU. She is also the coordinator of the pharmacy practice experiences courses in the PharmD curriculum and oversees the IPPE rotations in community and health system pharmacy.

Gretchen Garofoli, PharmD, BCACP, CTTS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the West Virginia University School of Pharmacy. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and completed a community-based pharmacy residency at Virginia Commonwealth University and Buford Road Pharmacy in Richmond, Virginia. Her current practice site is Waterfront Family Pharmacy in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she focuses on immunizations, diabetes care, medication synchronization, and medication therapy management. She also serves as the site coordinator and preceptor for the PGY1 community-based pharmacy residency program. Dr. Garofoli precepts an ambulatory care advanced pharmacy practice experience rotation. She also coordinates the Community Pharmacy Practice course and co-coordinates the Population Health and Policy course at WVU School of Pharmacy.

Brief Overview and Setting

The purpose of this activity is for interprofessional groups of students to work collaboratively as a team to identify medical mistakes and patient safety hazards in a simulated hospital room. The goal is to demonstrate to students that different health care ...

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