Simulated Learning Scenarios in a Lab or a Virtual World: Is the Learning Comparable?

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157665
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Presentation
Title:
Simulated Learning Scenarios in a Lab or a Virtual World: Is the Learning Comparable?
Abstract:
Simulated Learning Scenarios in a Lab or a Virtual World: Is the Learning Comparable?
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Veltman, Maximilian, RN, MSN, CPNP
P.I. Institution Name:Boise State University, Department of Nursing
Title:Assistant Professor
Contact Address:1910 University Dr, Boise, ID, 83725, USA
Contact Telephone:208-426-2641
Co-Authors:Kelley Connor, MS, RNC, Instructor; Scott Diener, PhD, Associate Director, IT Services; Michelle Honey, PhD, RN, Senior Lecturer
Purpose:  Simulating patient care scenarios in a realistic environment is an increasingly popular method to prepare healthcare workers to optimally care for patients and to improve patient safety.  While most simulation training occurs in a live simulation environment such as a lab or a hospital room, there has also been an increase in the use of virtual reality.  The purpose of this pilot project is to determine if students are able to learn as effectively in a virtual simulation as they do in a live simulation and if they are satisfied with their experience. Background:  There are several different 3-D virtual reality platforms currently available.  Second Life is an example of a 3-D virtual reality environment that can be used by educators to create simulated learning experiences.  Currently there are millions of users (called residents) from around the globe who access this environment from the internet via a representation of themselves called an avatar.  Through their avatar they can build objects to use and/or share with others.  In addition to interacting with the environment, avatars are able to interact with each other using voice or instant messaging.   Interaction is also possible by joining groups with a shared interest and meeting together for a class or a discussion in Second Life.  Because Second Life has capabilities for unlimited building in a 3-D environment and synchronous interpersonal interaction, there is potential to create and conduct simulation training in Second Life to educate nurses. Description: A postpartum hemorrhage scenario was created with the objectives that students must complete an assessment, recognize abnormal findings, provide nursing interventions and communicate findings. This scenario has been replicated in a virtual reality format using Second Life.  Students from Boise State University and the University of Auckland will be recruited for this project.  They will receive training in Second Life and complete a pre-simulation preparation regarding postpartum care.  They will participate in the scenario in either the lab setting or in the virtual reality setting.  After either scenario, students will participate in a faculty led debriefing.  Students will be allowed to self select to participate in either the lab or in virtual reality due to the potentially significant learning curve of using virtual reality.  This is not a concern with the live simulation because students have completed several lab simulation experiences earlier in their coursework.  This project will compare the learning in Second Life with the simulation lab.  It will also compare student satisfaction with both environments.  This comparison of ?worlds? will be done both in Idaho and in New Zealand.  Importance: Virtual reality offers the potential to conduct simulated learning scenarios that may be unrealistic or cost prohibitive to conduct in a lab setting.  It also has potential to significantly enhance distance learning opportunities for students.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSimulated Learning Scenarios in a Lab or a Virtual World: Is the Learning Comparable?en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157665-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Simulated Learning Scenarios in a Lab or a Virtual World: Is the Learning Comparable?</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</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">Veltman, Maximilian, RN, MSN, CPNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Boise State University, Department of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">1910 University Dr, Boise, ID, 83725, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">208-426-2641</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">MaximilianVeltman@boisestate.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Kelley Connor, MS, RNC, Instructor; Scott Diener, PhD, Associate Director, IT Services; Michelle Honey, PhD, RN, Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose:&nbsp; Simulating patient care scenarios in a realistic environment is an increasingly popular method to prepare healthcare workers to optimally care for patients and to improve patient safety.&nbsp; While most simulation training occurs in a live simulation environment such as a lab or a hospital room, there has also been an increase in the use of virtual reality.&nbsp; The purpose of this pilot project is to determine if students are able to learn as effectively in a virtual simulation as they do in a live simulation and if they are satisfied with their experience. Background:&nbsp; There are several different 3-D virtual reality platforms currently available.&nbsp; Second Life is an example of a 3-D virtual reality environment that can be used by educators to create simulated learning experiences.&nbsp; Currently there are millions of users (called residents) from around the globe who access this environment from the internet via a representation of themselves called an avatar.&nbsp; Through their avatar they can build objects to use and/or share with others.&nbsp; In addition to interacting with the environment, avatars are able to interact with each other using voice or instant messaging.&nbsp;&nbsp; Interaction is also possible by joining groups with a shared interest and meeting together for a class or a discussion in Second Life.&nbsp; Because Second Life has capabilities for unlimited building in a 3-D environment and synchronous interpersonal interaction, there is potential to create and conduct simulation training in Second Life to educate nurses. Description: A postpartum hemorrhage scenario was created with the objectives that students must complete an assessment, recognize abnormal findings, provide nursing interventions and communicate findings. This scenario has been replicated in a virtual reality format using Second Life.&nbsp; Students from Boise State University and the University of Auckland will be recruited for this project.&nbsp; They will receive training in Second Life and complete a pre-simulation preparation regarding postpartum care.&nbsp; They will participate in the scenario in either the lab setting or in the virtual reality setting.&nbsp; After either scenario, students will participate in a faculty led debriefing.&nbsp; Students will be allowed to self select to participate in either the lab or in virtual reality due to the potentially significant learning curve of using virtual reality. &nbsp;This is not a concern with the live simulation because students have completed several lab simulation experiences earlier in their coursework.&nbsp; This project will compare the learning in Second Life with the simulation lab.&nbsp; It will also compare student satisfaction with both environments.&nbsp; This comparison of ?worlds? will be done both in Idaho and in New Zealand.&nbsp; Importance: Virtual reality offers the potential to conduct simulated learning scenarios that may be unrealistic or cost prohibitive to conduct in a lab setting.&nbsp; It also has potential to significantly enhance distance learning opportunities for students.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:05:15Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:05:15Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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