Eastern Michigan University holds third annual Interprofessional Education Day with St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital to demonstrate importance of integrated care for patients

IPE Simulation Day

YPSILANTI –The Eastern Michigan University College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) will host its third annual Interprofessional Education Simulation Day on Friday, November 15.

The IPE Simulation Day is a simulation exercise that allows students from each of the different majors of EMU’s CHHS to work with one another while treating a standardized patient in a realistic, safe situation. Participants are divided into teams comprised of students from the different disciplines to plan and treat a patient who is admitted to the hospital following an injury.

The event will take place in half day sessions at the Rackham building on EMU’s campus and the EMU & St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Simulation center on the hospital’s campus.

By learning to work and adapt to a patient’s complex needs in real-time, the students gain valuable insight into just how important it is to communicate and work alongside other healthcare professionals. The day’s program will combine students from a variety of health programs, including orthotics and prosthetics, physician assistant, nursing, occupational therapy, health administration, clinical lab science, athletic training and social work.

The students will learn skills crucial to effective and integrated patient care, skills that ensure the team remain on the same page, including the call out (repeating instructions for clarity), briefing (preplanning outside before talking to the patient) and huddling (to discuss how to respond to new or unexpected circumstances).

The event is part of EMU’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) initiative, collaborative approach to develop healthcare students as future interprofessional team members. IPE fosters an educational culture that provides pre-professional learning opportunities that integrate disciplines and teach the teamwork approach to patient/client care.

Students interested in participating can sign up with their Program Faculty IPE Champion.

Check out the video from the 2018 IPE Simulation Day to learn more about the simulations and what the students learned from the second Annual IPE Sim Day.

To learn more about the event, contact EMU Associate Professor and Co-Director of Nursing and IPE Simulation, Kathy Seurynck, at kseurync@emich.edu, EMU Associate Professor and Co-Director of Nursing and IPE Simulation, Linda Myler, at lmyler@emich.edu or EMU Associate Professor Health Promotion and Human Performance, Jake Lindquist, at jlindqui@emich.edu.


About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves nearly 18,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and, its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

November 06, 2019

Written by:
Morgan Mark

Geoff Larcom