Increasing Nursing Confidence Through the Use of a Human Patient Simulator for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Mock Code Drills in the Obstetrical Unit

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Increasing Nursing Confidence Through the Use of a Human Patient Simulator for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Mock Code Drills in the Obstetrical Unit
Abstract:
Increasing Nursing Confidence Through the Use of a Human Patient Simulator for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Mock Code Drills in the Obstetrical Unit
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Faron, Susan, RNC, MN, CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women
Title:Perinatal CNS
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Throughout the United States, large numbers of obstetrical nurses are certified as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) providers as a requisite to being considered qualified to provide Post-anesthesia care in maternity units. Many of them have never had the opportunity to put their advanced training into use because cardiac and respiratory arrest are rare occurrences in obstetrical units. As with other rare occurrences, the anticipation and fear of performing badly can cause stress and anxiety during the actual event. It has been documented that nurses and medical staff have poor knowledge and skill retention following cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Medical training utilizing a computerized human patient simulator has been shown to improve competence in a controlled environment. An innovative program was designed to utilize a human patient simulator to increase staff knowledge related to role performance when an obstetrical patient experiences cardiac or respiratory arrest and to improve staff confidence in their ability to recognize cardiac rhythms and initiate appropriate treatment. A survey was developed to allow nurses to self-report their confidence in their ability to identify members of the code blue team, interpret cardiac rhythms strips, institute medical interventions, locate necessary supplies and equipment, and act as the leader in an Advanced Life Support resuscitation. Pre and post simulation drill training survey responses from a pilot group of fourteen nurses were compared using 2 sample t-test and Wilcoxin's signed-ranks test. Paired samples t-test mean responses increased significantly for each of the 5 survey questions: Question 1, p=.003; Question 2, p=.000; Question 3, p=.000; Question 4, p=.003; Question 5, p=.000. Wilcoxin's signed-ranks test results were similar with statistically significant (p<.05) results for each of the five questions. These results suggest that use of a human patient simulator for ACLS mock code drills in the obstetrical unit significantly increases self-reported nurse confidence.
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.titleIncreasing Nursing Confidence Through the Use of a Human Patient Simulator for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Mock Code Drills in the Obstetrical Uniten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152198-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Increasing Nursing Confidence Through the Use of a Human Patient Simulator for Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Mock Code Drills in the Obstetrical Unit</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">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Faron, Susan, RNC, MN, CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Perinatal CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sue.faron@sharp.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Throughout the United States, large numbers of obstetrical nurses are certified as Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) providers as a requisite to being considered qualified to provide Post-anesthesia care in maternity units. Many of them have never had the opportunity to put their advanced training into use because cardiac and respiratory arrest are rare occurrences in obstetrical units. As with other rare occurrences, the anticipation and fear of performing badly can cause stress and anxiety during the actual event. It has been documented that nurses and medical staff have poor knowledge and skill retention following cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Medical training utilizing a computerized human patient simulator has been shown to improve competence in a controlled environment. An innovative program was designed to utilize a human patient simulator to increase staff knowledge related to role performance when an obstetrical patient experiences cardiac or respiratory arrest and to improve staff confidence in their ability to recognize cardiac rhythms and initiate appropriate treatment. A survey was developed to allow nurses to self-report their confidence in their ability to identify members of the code blue team, interpret cardiac rhythms strips, institute medical interventions, locate necessary supplies and equipment, and act as the leader in an Advanced Life Support resuscitation. Pre and post simulation drill training survey responses from a pilot group of fourteen nurses were compared using 2 sample t-test and Wilcoxin's signed-ranks test. Paired samples t-test mean responses increased significantly for each of the 5 survey questions: Question 1, p=.003; Question 2, p=.000; Question 3, p=.000; Question 4, p=.003; Question 5, p=.000. Wilcoxin's signed-ranks test results were similar with statistically significant (p&lt;.05) results for each of the five questions. These results suggest that use of a human patient simulator for ACLS mock code drills in the obstetrical unit significantly increases self-reported nurse confidence.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:27:28Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:27:28Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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