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Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches


Cooper, S and Cant, R and Bogossian, F and Kinsman, L and Bucknall, T, and the FIRST2ACT Research Team, Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 11, (2) pp. 97-105. ISSN 1876-1399 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 Elsevier

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2014.10.010


Background: Simulation-based education is one strategy that may be used to teach nursing students to recognize and manage patient deterioration.

Method: Final-year preregistration nursing students (n=97) completed three face-to-face laboratory-based team simulations with a simulated patient (actor) and 330 students individually completed a three-scenario Web-based simulation program: FIRST2ACTWeb™.

Results: Both groups achieved moderate performance scores (means: face to face, 49%; e-simulation, 69%). Course evaluations were positive, skill gain showing a greater effect size in the face-to-face program than for e-simulation, and higher satisfaction and more positive appraisal.

Conclusion: Face-to-face simulation and e-simulation are effective educational strategies with e-simulation offering greater feasibility. Either strategy is likely to add value to the learning experience.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Decision making, e-simulation, immersive learning, multimedia applications, nursing, patient deterioration
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health services and systems not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kinsman, L (Professor Leigh Kinsman)
ID Code:98687
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:26
Deposited By:Health Sciences B
Deposited On:2015-02-24
Last Modified:2017-11-02

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