Reid-Searl, K and Mainey, L and Bassett, J and Reid-Searl, KA, Using simulation to prepare neophyte nursing students to deliver intimate patient care, Collegian, 26, (2) pp. 273-280. ISSN 1322-7696 (2019) [Refereed Article]
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Methods: First year undergraduate nursing students were tasked with showering and toileting a Mask-Edô patient in a simulated learning situation within a laboratory context. Following the simulation students were invited to participate in focus groups. Data was recorded, transcribed and analysed using an inductive thematic analysis approach.Findings: From class preparation to debrief, participants experienced a safe journey of discovery enabling them to provide intimate care. The realism of the learning environment combined with the confidence students had in their educator, allowed students to overcome their nervousness and anxiety, discover the vulnerable person at the centre of their care, gain confidence and find comrades.
Discussion: Simulations that provide neophyte nursing students with an opportunity to face real to life intimate care experiences should be apparent in all undergraduate nursing programs. Nursing students need not only to be prepared to implement skills around safe practice when showering and toileting patients but they also need to feel safe and confident to practice themselves.
Conclusions: Mask-Edô is an effective and efficient simulation modality to teach neophyte nursing students about intimate human care.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||Education professional, Students Nursing care Simulation Mask-Edô (KRS simulation) Mask-EdIntimate nursing care|
|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:||3|
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