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The use of iSoBAR

This interprofessional learning through simulation resource package consists of two components: an audiovisual resource and a supporting facilitator manual. In order to optimise the learning opportunities from this package it is recommended that participants are firstly introduced to the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care.

The audiovisual resource consists of two scenarios, the first demonstrating sub-optimal performance of the healthcare team, with the second demonstrating more effective performance, improving the final outcome. The package has been created in a format to enable flexibility in its application depending of the educational setting.

Recommended format

  1. Facilitator guided discussion around the concepts of interprofessional learning and human factors in health care
  2. View scenario 1 of the audiovisual resource: ‘Ambulance transfer to hospital 1’ and ‘Arrival at emergency 1’
  3. Facilitator guided discussion around the scenario specific learning competency areas (samples given within manual)
  4. View scenario 2 of audiovisual resource: ‘Ambulance transfer to hospital 2’ and ‘Arrival at emergency 2’
  5. Facilitator guided discussion, identifying and discussing the changes witnessed and how this resulted in an alternative outcome.

Scenario brief

A 28 year old motorbike rider has sustained an open compound fracture to his right lower leg sustaining heavy blood loss. He is transported by ambulance to the emergency department of a hospital. The effectiveness of the communication between the paramedics and emergency staff affect a potentially life threatening outcome for the patient.

Learning competencies

The specific learning competency areas for this scenario are:

  • Interprofessional communication
  • Team functioning and collaboration
  • Perceptions and attitudes influencing practice


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