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Survey of Australian schools of nursing use of human patient (mannequin) simulation


McGarry, D and Cashin, A and Fowler, C, Survey of Australian schools of nursing use of human patient (mannequin) simulation, Issues in mental health nursing, 35, (11) pp. 815-823. ISSN 0161-2840 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3109/01612840.2014.917348


Rapid adoption of high-fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation has occurred in Australian Schools of Nursing in recent years, as it has internationally. This paper reports findings from a 2012 online survey of Australian Schools of Nursing and builds on findings of earlier studies. The survey design allowed direct comparison with a previous study from the USA but limited its scope to the pre-registration (pre-service Bachelor of Nursing) curriculum. It also included extra mental health specific questions. Australian patterns of adoption and application of high-fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation in the pre-registration nursing curriculum share features with experiences reported in previous US and Australian surveys. A finding of interest in this survey was a small number of Schools of Nursing that reported no current use of high-fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation and no plans to adopt it, in spite of a governmental capital funding support programme. In-line with prior surveys, mental health applications were meagre. There is an absence of clearly articulated learning theory underpinnings in the use of high-fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation generally. It appears the first stage of implementation of high-fidelity human patient (mannequin) simulation into the pre-registration nursing curriculum has occurred and the adoption of this pedagogy is entering a new phase.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:High fidelity simulation, adoption of new technology, nurse education, mental health nursing, survey
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Mental health nursing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:McGarry, D (Ms Denise McGarry)
ID Code:128353
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2018-09-14
Last Modified:2018-10-15

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