Interdisciplinary Education Apartment Simulation (IDEAS) Project: An Interdisciplinary Simulation for Transitional Home Care

Date of Review: May, 2021

This resource is a written SIM case outlining a home visit with a patient and a multi-disciplinary care team. Learning/participation involves problem solving, observation, clinical judgement and team communication skills. Participants are expected to recognize and address the patient context for a person with physical and social barriers to health access. It is a well written and thought provoking case, but complex to put together. Set up includes finding a suitable space that can approximate a person’s abode, a well skilled SIM actor, and several pieces of medical equipment including walkers, bedside commodes and such, as well as pill bottles and smaller items, etc. Written materials are provided to guide facilitation through this case. Given complexity of setup we can inversion this case in an virtual environment. –Susan Hasti, MD, NCEAS


West Virginia University School of Medicine

Where was the Curriculum Implemented:

West Virginia

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Measured learner attitude

Measured learner behavior in simulated setting

Outcome and Study Design:


Level of Learner Assessment:

Demonstration of skill in a controlled environment (OSCE, Simulation)

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