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Table 1 Description of seven interprofessional simulation-based education programs

From: From ideal to real: a qualitative study of the implementation of in situ interprofessional simulation-based education

  A B C D E F G
Facilitators 2 MDs, 2 RNs 2 RNs, 1 MDs 2–3 midwives 2 MDs 1 MD, 1–2 RNs 1 RN, 1 MD, simulation fellows 2 MDs, 1–2 simulation fellows
Participants (N) ~ 10 6–10 6–10 10–15 10–15 15–25 15–25
Participant professions MDs, RNs, pharmacy Mostly RNs, 1–2 MDs, pharmacy Midwives, RNs, MDs Mostly MDs, 1–2 RNs, 1 pharmacy MDs, RNs MDs, RNs, pharmacy MDs, RNs, pharmacy
Frequency of occurrence Twice a month 4 times a year Once a month Twice a month Once a month Once a week Twice a month
Length of a session (minutes) 60 for MDs and pharmacists, 120 for RNs 120 min 90 min 60 min 60 min 60 min 60 min
Number of scenarios per session 2 2 1–2 1 1 1 1
Use of mannequin Yes Yes No (standardized patient) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Location of simulation session Dedicated room on the floor Dedicated room on the floor Variable but on the wards Dedicated room on the floor Dedicated room in the ED On the wards On the wards
Program start year 2006 2010 ~ 2010 ~ 2016 2017 2007 2015