Combining Simulation and Standardized Patients to Evaluate Critical Thinking Skills in Graduate Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/253881
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Combining Simulation and Standardized Patients to Evaluate Critical Thinking Skills in Graduate Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students
Author(s):
Appleby, Tonya; Murphy, Lyn Stankiewicz
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi
Author Details:
Tonya Appleby, MSN, RN, CRNP, tappl001@umaryland.edu; Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy, PhD, MBA, MS, RN
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012

Introduction: Simulation labs have become a norm for many schools of nursing to teach skills in physical assessment, procedures and cognitive tasks such as rhythm identification and waveform analysis. Advances in technology have produced microprocessor enabled portable mannequins to provide real-world opportunities for students to exercise critical thinking skills as well as gain confidence in a safe environment. Methods: To evaluate our studentメs critical thinking skills, faculty developed case scenarios based on a lecture topic. Objectives, key decisions, cues were developed. SimManᆴ 3G, a patient simulator, was brought into the classroom and students were given selected background information. A standardized family member and Registered Nurse (RN) were also present. In groups of 5, students worked together as a team, completing a history and physical, engaging with family member and the RN. Students also provided emergent stabilizing care when necessary, giving orders to the RN and updating the family member. Results: With minimal cueing and assistance, students were able to organize themselves with a lead acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) student performing the history and physical and as a group; they developed a working diagnosis and differential diagnoses. They outlined a plan of care for the patient and interacted with the RN and family member. After the simulation ended, the group of students, faculty and the remaining students in class participated in a debriefing session. Discussion: With SimManᆴ 3G, faculty are able to evaluate ACNP studentsメ critical thinking skill in real time and students are able to experience the patient outcomes following their decision trajectory in a safe environment.
Keywords:
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner; Critical Thinking; Simulation
Repository Posting Date:
29-Nov-2012
Date of Publication:
29-Nov-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
Leadership Forum 2012
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Leadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCombining Simulation and Standardized Patients to Evaluate Critical Thinking Skills in Graduate Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAppleby, Tonyaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Lyn Stankiewiczen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPien_GB
dc.author.detailsTonya Appleby, MSN, RN, CRNP, tappl001@umaryland.edu; Lyn Stankiewicz Murphy, PhD, MBA, MS, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/253881-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, September 21, 2012, Thursday, September 20, 2012</p> Introduction: Simulation labs have become a norm for many schools of nursing to teach skills in physical assessment, procedures and cognitive tasks such as rhythm identification and waveform analysis. Advances in technology have produced microprocessor enabled portable mannequins to provide real-world opportunities for students to exercise critical thinking skills as well as gain confidence in a safe environment. Methods: To evaluate our studentメs critical thinking skills, faculty developed case scenarios based on a lecture topic. Objectives, key decisions, cues were developed. SimManᆴ 3G, a patient simulator, was brought into the classroom and students were given selected background information. A standardized family member and Registered Nurse (RN) were also present. In groups of 5, students worked together as a team, completing a history and physical, engaging with family member and the RN. Students also provided emergent stabilizing care when necessary, giving orders to the RN and updating the family member. Results: With minimal cueing and assistance, students were able to organize themselves with a lead acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) student performing the history and physical and as a group; they developed a working diagnosis and differential diagnoses. They outlined a plan of care for the patient and interacted with the RN and family member. After the simulation ended, the group of students, faculty and the remaining students in class participated in a debriefing session. Discussion: With SimManᆴ 3G, faculty are able to evaluate ACNP studentsメ critical thinking skill in real time and students are able to experience the patient outcomes following their decision trajectory in a safe environment.en_GB
dc.subjectAcute Care Nurse Practitioneren_GB
dc.subjectCritical Thinkingen_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.date.available2012-11-29T13:39:14Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-29-
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T13:39:14Z-
dc.conference.date2012en_GB
dc.conference.nameLeadership Forum 2012en_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionLeadership Forum 2012 Theme: Nursing Leadership: Impact at Every Level. Held at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolisen_GB
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