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FIGURE 2-2 Framework for IPE curriculum development.

SOURCE: Brewer and Jones, in press.

then review the home environment and the patient care setting. With this information, the students jointly develop a customized fall prevention plan that is discussed with the patient and his or her family member.

Both the medical students’ and the nursing students’ skills in assessing patient falls are measured before and after their simulation experiences. The results of this assessment showed statistically significant improvements in responses in all of the measured categories, Dyer said. Students were also asked to reflect on the value of the interprofessional experience through an online module; their answers indicated that they valued this experiential leaning opportunity. Program evaluators also wanted to know whether the intervention was valuable to the patients. Dyer and colleagues reported that roughly 250 patients were involved in the simulation activity over the past 3 years and that 93 percent of patients interviewed since the start of the simulation reported that the experience and their interactions with the students were valuable.



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