Reid-Searl, K and O'Neill, B and Dwyer, T and Reid-Searl, KA, Using a procedural puppet to teach pediatric nursing procedures, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 13, (1) pp. 15-23. ISSN 1876-1399 (2017) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: A qualitative study was conducted to explore students' perceptions of how the procedural puppet facilitated learning a pediatric procedure.
Results: The puppet was "real but not too real" and allowed students to learn how to interact with the child like a nurse would in undertaking nursing procedures. The activity facilitated learning on recognizing physiological and behavioral changes evident in children. Balancing play, education, and obtaining vital signs "stays in your mind" and was considered good preparation for clinical practice.
Conclusions: Using a procedural puppet to teach pediatric nursing procedures had a very positive effect on engagement and learning.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||simulation; Pup Ed; puppets; vital signs; pediatric; deteriorating patient; nursing students; nursing education; clinical practice; pediatric nursing|
|Research Group:||Curriculum and pedagogy|
|Research Field:||Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy|
|Objective Group:||Provision of health and support services|
|UTAS Author:||Reid-Searl, K (Professor Kerry Reid-Searl)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||7|
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