Posted on Oct 25, 2016

USF Health students train together at simulation event

USF Health students train together at simulation event

Medical professionals play a big role in sports. They help keep athletes healthy on and off the field.

When injuries occur, doctors, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists work together to quickly and effectively treat athletes.

That’s exactly what USF Health students did during a simulation training exercise. They joined forces to learn and train as a team to respond to a similar scenario where multiple soccer players suffered leg fractures during a match.


First-year undergraduate students from Morsani College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences divided into groups of 15 to triage and treat the injured athletes.

Students, under faculty direction, rushed to the simulated scene, consulted the patients, identified injuries and transported them to an acute care site for stabilization and treatment. Patients were then moved to a rehab room where they were prepared to return back to the soccer field. Students had two hours to complete the exercise.

USF health IPE

This simulation training is part of USF Health’s interprofessional education initiative to properly prepare students to respond to emergency situations together as a team. This is the second interprofessional simulation held among USF Health disciplines.

USf Health IPE Simulation

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Story and photos by Vjollca Hysenlika, USF Nursing Communications