Evaluating the Use of Human Patient Simulators in an Undergraduate Nursing Health Assessment Course

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151004
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Presentation
Title:
Evaluating the Use of Human Patient Simulators in an Undergraduate Nursing Health Assessment Course
Abstract:
Evaluating the Use of Human Patient Simulators in an Undergraduate Nursing Health Assessment Course
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Luctkar-Flude, Marian, MScN
P.I. Institution Name:Queen's University
Title:Nursing Lab Coordinator
Co-Authors:Barbara Wilson-Keates, RN, BScN, MS
[Research Presentation] Purpose: Human patient simulators have been introduced into the undergraduate nursing health assessment course at Queen's University School of Nursing in addition to more traditional learning experiences with community volunteers and standardized patients. Little research has examined the similarities and differences on students' learning among the three experiential modalities. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of human patient simulators in an undergraduate nursing health assessment course. Methods: Consenting students in the health assessment course were assigned to complete a respiratory assessment on either a community volunteer (CV), human patient simulator (HPS) or standardized patient (SP). Feedback was obtained from peers and faculty regarding students' performance of critical assessment behaviours and interpersonal skills. Participants completed the Health Assessment Educational Modality Evaluation (HAEME) survey assessing their confidence performing health assessment skills and satisfaction with the three learning modalities. Students also answered open-ended questions related to what they liked about each learning modality and how the sessions could be improved. Appropriate statistical analyses such as frequencies, means, standard deviations and analyses of variance will be conducted. Results: Appropriate statistical analyses such as frequencies, means, standard deviations and analyses of variance were conducted. Evaluation of results is ongoing and will be completed by February 2009. Conclusion: Preliminary analysis indicates that students are satisfied with all three learning modalities in the health assessment course including human patient simulation.  Students report less anxiety working with the human patient simulators but find the standardized patient scenarios to be more realistic.
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.titleEvaluating the Use of Human Patient Simulators in an Undergraduate Nursing Health Assessment Courseen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151004-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Evaluating the Use of Human Patient Simulators in an Undergraduate Nursing Health Assessment Course</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Luctkar-Flude, Marian, MScN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Queen's University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Lab Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mfl1@queensu.ca</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Barbara Wilson-Keates, RN, BScN, MS</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: Human patient simulators have been introduced into the undergraduate nursing health assessment course at Queen's University School of Nursing in addition to more traditional learning experiences with community volunteers and standardized patients. Little research has examined the similarities and differences on students' learning among the three experiential modalities. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of human patient simulators in an undergraduate nursing health assessment course. Methods: Consenting students in the health assessment course were assigned to complete a respiratory assessment on either a community volunteer (CV), human patient simulator (HPS) or standardized patient (SP). Feedback was obtained from peers and faculty regarding students' performance of critical assessment behaviours and interpersonal skills. Participants completed the Health Assessment Educational Modality Evaluation (HAEME) survey assessing their confidence performing health assessment skills and satisfaction with the three learning modalities. Students also answered open-ended questions related to what they liked about each learning modality and how the sessions could be improved. Appropriate statistical analyses such as frequencies, means, standard deviations and analyses of variance will be conducted. Results: Appropriate statistical analyses such as frequencies, means, standard deviations and analyses of variance were conducted. Evaluation of results is ongoing and will be completed by February 2009. Conclusion: Preliminary analysis indicates that students are satisfied with all three learning modalities in the health assessment course including human patient simulation.&nbsp; Students report less anxiety working with the human patient simulators but find the standardized patient scenarios to be more realistic.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:49:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:49:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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