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Exploring the potential of Mask-Edô (KRS simulation) to teach both the art and science of nursing: a discussion paper


Frost, J and Reid-Searl, K, Exploring the potential of Mask-Ed (KRS simulation) to teach both the art and science of nursing: a discussion paper, Collegian, 24, (2) pp. 197-203. ISSN 1322-7696 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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© 2015 Australian College of Nursing Ltd. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2015.11.003


Simulation is recognised as a safe and effective way to teach nursing. Mask-Edô is a new and innovative simulation technique. It involves the use of a masked educator who portrays an authentic character with a history that serves as a platform for learning and teaching. This technique has been introduced in several nursing curricula throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and New Zealand. While student feedback remains positive, little is known about the effectiveness of the technique, which includes using silicone props, including masks in preparing students for clinical practice. Mask-Edô simulation has been shown to increase the studentsí feelings of readiness for clinical practice, and reduced some of their fear and apprehension. This paper explores the use of Mask-Edô as a valuable tool in teaching both the art and science of nursing.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Simulation; Mask-Ed; Nurse education; Clinical preparation; Preparedness; Clinical placement
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Nursing
UTAS Author:Reid-Searl, K (Professor Kerry Reid-Searl)
ID Code:153889
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Nursing
Deposited On:2022-10-13
Last Modified:2022-11-03

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