Integrating Standardized Patient Encounters Into Nursing Education Curricula

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148968
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Integrating Standardized Patient Encounters Into Nursing Education Curricula
Abstract:
Integrating Standardized Patient Encounters Into Nursing Education Curricula
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Jenkins, Louise S., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Maryland
Title:Co-Director, Clinical Education and Evaluation Laboratory
Co-Authors:Kathryn Schaivone, MPA; Nancy Budd, BS
Encounters with standardized patients (SPs), lay actors employed and trained to portray specific scenarios, have become a commonplace strategy in medical education in the US and in 2004 became a required component of the National Board of Medical Examiners licensure testing for graduating medical students. The use of SPs in nursing education, while on the rise, is far from widespread. Our 4-year experience in developing and operating an SP program in a large nursing school offers multiple examples of how such encounters can be effectively integrated into nursing education curricula across undergraduate and graduate programs. Encounters with SPs are designed to teach, model, or assess skill acquisition with the goal of evaluation of clinical competency. The faculty specified scenarios determine the content of the sessions for which SPs are carefully prepared so that encounters are consistent for all students in the course. Videotaping allows for evaluation of the encounter by faculty and self-assessment by the student. In addition, SPs carefully provide feedback and patient reflection to students following the encounter. Regular attention to quality improvement and inter-rater reliability assures the consistency of SP evaluation of students. Summaries of student and faculty evaluations support the value of SP encounters for both learning and assessment. Our data demonstrate that SP encounters can improve the confidence and comfort level of students in carrying out specific activities with skills ranging from simple communication to complex patient care scenarios. SP encounters provide the opportunity for students to work with these simulated patients in the safe, controlled setting of a laboratory. We believe they are an essential component of preparing confident and competent students to progress to actual patient care in the clinical setting.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIntegrating Standardized Patient Encounters Into Nursing Education Curriculaen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148968-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Integrating Standardized Patient Encounters Into Nursing Education Curricula</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jenkins, Louise S., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Maryland</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Co-Director, Clinical Education and Evaluation Laboratory</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">Jenkins@son.umaryland.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kathryn Schaivone, MPA; Nancy Budd, BS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Encounters with standardized patients (SPs), lay actors employed and trained to portray specific scenarios, have become a commonplace strategy in medical education in the US and in 2004 became a required component of the National Board of Medical Examiners licensure testing for graduating medical students. The use of SPs in nursing education, while on the rise, is far from widespread. Our 4-year experience in developing and operating an SP program in a large nursing school offers multiple examples of how such encounters can be effectively integrated into nursing education curricula across undergraduate and graduate programs. Encounters with SPs are designed to teach, model, or assess skill acquisition with the goal of evaluation of clinical competency. The faculty specified scenarios determine the content of the sessions for which SPs are carefully prepared so that encounters are consistent for all students in the course. Videotaping allows for evaluation of the encounter by faculty and self-assessment by the student. In addition, SPs carefully provide feedback and patient reflection to students following the encounter. Regular attention to quality improvement and inter-rater reliability assures the consistency of SP evaluation of students. Summaries of student and faculty evaluations support the value of SP encounters for both learning and assessment. Our data demonstrate that SP encounters can improve the confidence and comfort level of students in carrying out specific activities with skills ranging from simple communication to complex patient care scenarios. SP encounters provide the opportunity for students to work with these simulated patients in the safe, controlled setting of a laboratory. We believe they are an essential component of preparing confident and competent students to progress to actual patient care in the clinical setting.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:53:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:53:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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