Interprofessional education telephone simulation for campus-based pharmacy students and distance-learning family nurse practitioner students.


The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy, UT Health San Antonio, Pharmacotherapy Education & Research Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive - MC 6220, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, United States. Electronic address: [Email]


Interprofessional education (IPE) is an essential component of healthcare professions' curriculum but is often difficult to provide due to scheduling issues, cost, different learning formats, and lack of access to other health care professions. To meet the school of pharmacy's need to have IPE with prescribers and the school of nursing's need to provide IPE to distance-learning students, a telephone-based IPE activity was created. The goals of the simulation activity were to provide students a forum to practice communication skills, work to maintain a climate of mutual respect, and forge interdependent relationships with another profession.