Future nurses and doctors train together to improve patient safety
O’ahu medical center professionals also involved in new curriculumUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Director of Communications, Office of Dean of Medicine
SONDH and JABSOM faculty members, along with physicians and nurses from The Queen’s Medical Center, Hawai’i Pacific Health and Kaiser Permanente Hawai’i are leading the joint exercise, in which 59 first-year nursing students and 66 first-year medical students will learn side-by-side. The sessions, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in JABSOM’s Medical Education Building at 651 Ilalo Street, will include videotaped scenarios to simulate moments of high stress in health care settings during which errors are more likely to occur.
“Both the medical and nursing schools want to be proactive in providing safe quality care in Hawai’i,” said Stephanie Marshall, Director of Community Partnerships for the nursing school. “By learning to communicate from the earliest point in their training, we believe these first-year students will be ‘hard-wired’ throughout their careers to function as a team.”
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