Save Stan Simulation Saturday- Planning and Implementing an Interprofessional Simulation Day

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9363 March 12, 2013 9


Save Stan Simulation Saturday is a full day educational event encompassing a series of interprofessional (IP) health team simulations supplemented by additional communication and team educational activities. This event provides students from various health disciplines with an opportunity for collaborative experiential learning in realistic, risk-free health and community care settings. The simulations span the entire care continuum and range from post-operative, homecare, continuing care, pre-natal, sports medicine and team interviews in diverse clinical and community settings. Simulation modalities include mannequins, standardized patients and virtual worlds. Additional educational activities complement the simulation exercises; they focus on teamwork and communication and use innovative teaching approaches that range from visual and performing arts to multimedia presentations and electronic charting. The focus of all Save Stan activities is on IP communication, collaboration and role clarification. Save Stan focuses on three types of activities: 1) main simulations, 2) mini-sims and 3) teamwork and communication activities.


King S, Ansell D, Foisy-Doll C, Magus S, Greidanus E, Kowalewska-Grochowska K. Save Stan Simulation Saturday- Planning and Implementing an Interprofessional Simulation Day. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2013. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To demonstrate effective verbal and non-verbal communication for patient safety.
  2. To communicate effectively in transitions in care to ensure the safety of patients.
  3. To demonstrate understanding of the principles of team work dynamics and team processes to enable effective interprofessional collaboration.
  4. To recognize competing priorities of health disciplines and encourage collaboration.
  5. To explore the professional roles and responsibilities of another profession and reflect on the areas of overlap between different profession.


  • Competencies, Cooperative Behavior, Role Clarification, Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC), Multiprofessional Team


  • Medical
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pediatrics
    • Preventive Medicine


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Patient Care
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

Professional Interest

  • Communication Skills
  • Evaluation of Clinical Performance
  • Home Health Care
  • Interprofessional
  • Patient Safety/Medical Errors
  • Professionalism

Instructional Methods

  • Simulation
  • Tutorial

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Allied Health Student
    • Medical Student
    • Nursing Student
    • Pharmacy Student


  • Lab Guide

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