Parkinson's Disease Medication Administration During a Care Transition: The Impact of Interprofessional Team Simulation on Student Competency, Comfort, and Knowledge.

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AIM: This study investigated the impact of an interprofessional mock code on students' comfort and competency related to Parkinson's disease (PD) medication administration during care transitions.

BACKGROUD: Patients with PD are at increased risk for medication errors during hospitalization. Individualization of PD medication creates vulnerability during care transitions.

METHOD: Four interprofessional groups took part in this study: baccalaureate degree senior nursing students (n = 113), master's level nurse anesthesia students (n = 35), doctor of osteopathic medicine fourth-year students (n = 32), and doctor of clinical psychology fourth-year students (n = 22). Groups participated in an unfolding case study simulation involving a mock code with a focus on the omission of time-sensitive PD medication. Pre- and postsimulation test results were compared.

RESULTS: Findings indicated an increased understanding among three of the four groups relating to medication timing during care transitions.

CONCLUSION: All groups improved with respect to perceived comfort and competency.

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Nursing Education Perspectives

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This article was published in Nursing Education Perspectives.

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