University of Kansas School of Medicine
This transitions of care Interprofessional education standardized patient serves to train Year 3 medical students and graduate students from physical, occupational and speech therapy in the transition of care of a frail older adult from the hospital to home. It is the third of a six part progressive standarized patient encounter on palliative care. This clinical simulation is an encounter with Barney as a hospitalized patient with newly acquired functional decline. Learners gain experience in the interprofessional team assessment of a hopsitalized older adult's functional status and the team management of that patient's transition of care from the hospital to home. Educational modalities include web-based instruction , the simulation, and a small group discussion of the interprofessional set of learners immediately following the encounter facilitated by interprofessional faculty.
1) Perform an interprofessional, comprehensive team assessment of a hospitalized older adult's functional assessment and the team mangement of that patient's transition of care from the hospital to home.
2) Understand the role that individual discpliness play in conducting a comprehesive assessment of an older adult's functinal status
3) Assess specific risks and barriers to older adult safety as they transition from the hospital to home
4) Assist family caregivers in identfying caregiver responsibilities and potential caregiver burden