Effectiveness of Simulation Laboratory (SIM) Experiences with Medical-Surgical Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151910
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Presentation
Title:
Effectiveness of Simulation Laboratory (SIM) Experiences with Medical-Surgical Nursing Students
Abstract:
Effectiveness of Simulation Laboratory (SIM) Experiences with Medical-Surgical Nursing Students
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Alexander, Rinda J., PhD, MS, BS
P.I. Institution Name:University of Phoenix
Title:Director of Research and Scholarship PhD Nursing
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of the mixed methods research study was to explore the perceptions of baccalaureate nursing (B.S.) students relative to medical-surgical simulation laboratory experience (SIM).  A gap in knowledge exists relative to nursing students using SIM as a means of developing critical thinking skills, self-confidence in practice, and problem solving applied in patient care. Methods:   Data collected by survey form 60 B.S. students included both quantitative and qualitative responses evaluating the medical-surgical SIM experience.  Content analysis was conducted on the 60 B.S. student responses to the research question of "What is the student perception of emerging concepts of patient care when experiencing a medical-surgical SIM experience?"  Quantative analysis was completed on a yes/no question asking "Were you satisfied with the medical-surgical SIM experience? Results:  A total of 96.6% (58) of the students reported satisfaction with the SIM experience.  Content analysis yielded four major themes.  Theme 1:  Communication is perceived by B.S students, 35% (21), as fundamental to the delivery of safe, effective health care.  Theme 2:  Patient care and patient safety are perceived by B.S. students as fundamental to implementing the professional nursing role, 21.6% (13).  Theme 3:  Critical thinking ability in the perception of B.S. students is fundamental to processes of observing, evaluating, prioritizing, and implementing appropriate nursing actions, 20% (12).  Theme 4:  Teamwork is perceived by B.S. students as a reliable and necessary environment for the delivery of nursing care, 16.6% (10). Conclusion:  Findings support SIM medical-surgical experiences are a positive influence on educational outcomes for B.S. nursing students.  The study results are important to nursing education, and evolution of global health care policy.
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.titleEffectiveness of Simulation Laboratory (SIM) Experiences with Medical-Surgical Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151910-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Effectiveness of Simulation Laboratory (SIM) Experiences with Medical-Surgical Nursing Students</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">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Alexander, Rinda J., PhD, MS, BS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Phoenix</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Director of Research and Scholarship PhD Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rindalex@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;The purpose of the mixed methods research study was to explore the perceptions of baccalaureate nursing (B.S.) students relative to medical-surgical simulation laboratory experience (SIM).&nbsp; A gap in knowledge exists relative to nursing students using SIM as a means of developing critical thinking skills, self-confidence in practice, and problem solving applied in patient care. Methods: &nbsp; Data collected by survey form 60 B.S. students included both quantitative and qualitative responses evaluating the medical-surgical SIM experience.&nbsp; Content analysis was conducted on the 60 B.S. student responses to the research question of &quot;What is the student perception of emerging concepts of patient care&nbsp;when experiencing a medical-surgical SIM experience?&quot;&nbsp; Quantative analysis was completed on a yes/no question asking &quot;Were you satisfied with the medical-surgical SIM experience? Results:&nbsp; A total of 96.6% (58) of the students reported satisfaction with the SIM experience.&nbsp; Content analysis yielded four major themes.&nbsp; Theme 1:&nbsp; Communication is perceived by B.S students, 35% (21),&nbsp;as fundamental to the delivery of safe, effective health care.&nbsp; Theme 2:&nbsp; Patient care and patient safety are perceived by B.S. students as fundamental to implementing the professional nursing role, 21.6% (13).&nbsp; Theme 3:&nbsp; Critical thinking ability in the perception of B.S. students is fundamental to processes of observing, evaluating, prioritizing, and implementing appropriate nursing actions, 20% (12).&nbsp; Theme 4:&nbsp; Teamwork is perceived by B.S. students as a reliable and necessary environment for the delivery of nursing care, 16.6% (10). Conclusion:&nbsp; Findings support SIM medical-surgical experiences are a positive influence on educational outcomes for B.S. nursing students.&nbsp; The study results are important to nursing education, and evolution of global health care policy.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:17:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:17:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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