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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304057
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Virtual Immersive Environments, Situtional Awareness, and Critical Thinking
Author(s):
Wilson, Marisa L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi
Author Details:
Marisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, wilson@son.umaryland.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose:

Nurse educators focus on student acquisition of knowledge; however, nurses must know how to use that knowledge in practice.  Benner et al indicate that teaching strategies, such as situational cognition and thinking in action, are essential in classrooms, simulation laboratories, and clinical settings. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the usability and utility of a virtual immersive environment (VIE) for nursing educators to use as an adjunct to high fidelity simulation, standardized patients, and direct clinical learning in order to accomplish thinking in action. 

Methods:

A convenience sample of 5 nurse educators  participated in a test of a VIE simulation of an inpatient scenario with a complaint of shortness of breath and chest pain.   The participants evaluated the environment for usability using the System Usability Scale (SUS), a 10 item Likert scale. The participants provided feedback via “think aloud” and focus group on the Situational Awareness (SA) of the scenario.  Decision making regarding the scenario was analyzed via measuring SA via Situation Awareness Global Assessment Tool (SAGAT).   

Results:

Utilizing the SUS, the mean usability score was 68.5.  A SUS score above 68 indicates acceptable usability but may not indicate acceptability to use the product.  Focus group and “think aloud” results provided information on increasing acceptability of the VIE as an education tool beyond usability. 

Conclusion:

The virtual immersive environment can be a usable strategy to potentially increase situational cognition and thinking. However, the VIEs must be built to increase the acceptability of the tool for educators.  Some important concepts/functions to consider are: 1) ease of ambulation within the environment; 2) realism of the scenario; 3) ability to get a reaction and to be able to reassess after an intervention; 4) interactive Help; and 5) interdisciplinary team members with whom to interact in the VIE.

Keywords:
Virtual Immersive Environment; Situational Awareness; Usability
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleVirtual Immersive Environments, Situtional Awareness, and Critical Thinkingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Marisa L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPien_GB
dc.author.detailsMarisa L. Wilson, DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC, wilson@son.umaryland.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304057-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>Nurse educators focus on student acquisition of knowledge; however, nurses must know how to use that knowledge in practice.  Benner et al indicate that teaching strategies, such as situational cognition and thinking in action, are essential in classrooms, simulation laboratories, and clinical settings. The purpose of this mixed methods study was to determine the usability and utility of a virtual immersive environment (VIE) for nursing educators to use as an adjunct to high fidelity simulation, standardized patients, and direct clinical learning in order to accomplish thinking in action.  <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A convenience sample of 5 nurse educators  participated in a test of a VIE simulation of an inpatient scenario with a complaint of shortness of breath and chest pain.   The participants evaluated the environment for usability using the System Usability Scale (SUS), a 10 item Likert scale. The participants provided feedback via “think aloud” and focus group on the Situational Awareness (SA) of the scenario.  Decision making regarding the scenario was analyzed via measuring SA via Situation Awareness Global Assessment Tool (SAGAT).    <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Utilizing the SUS, the mean usability score was 68.5.  A SUS score above 68 indicates acceptable usability but may not indicate acceptability to use the product.  Focus group and “think aloud” results provided information on increasing acceptability of the VIE as an education tool beyond usability.  <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The virtual immersive environment can be a usable strategy to potentially increase situational cognition and thinking. However, the VIEs must be built to increase the acceptability of the tool for educators.  Some important concepts/functions to consider are: 1) ease of ambulation within the environment; 2) realism of the scenario; 3) ability to get a reaction and to be able to reassess after an intervention; 4) interactive Help; and 5) interdisciplinary team members with whom to interact in the VIE.en_GB
dc.subjectVirtual Immersive Environmenten_GB
dc.subjectSituational Awarenessen_GB
dc.subjectUsabilityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:28:23Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:28:23Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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