Combining High-Fidelity Clinical Simulation and QSEN Safety Competencies

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308176
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Combining High-Fidelity Clinical Simulation and QSEN Safety Competencies
Author(s):
Ramsey, Rachel A.; Rockwell, Cheryl L.; Ahrens, Susan Lynne; Kessler, Katrina J.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Xi Nu-at-Large
Author Details:
Rachel A. Ramsey, MS, BSN, coffra03@ipfw.edu;Cheryl L. Rockwell, MSN, BSN, RN; Susan Lynne Ahrens, Ph.D.; Katrina J. Kessler, Ms, BS, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nurses are well positioned to ensure safe patient care in hospitals.  They are often the safety net that prevents serious patient harm.  As such, it is an important role of nursing educators to ensure that students are providing safe patient care.  The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies are one way to structure evaluation of student’s clinical behavior. Pairing QSEN competencies with high-fidelity simulation is one way to address safety in nursing education. 

Faculty in a Midwestern university identified that clinical simulations as structured did not fully incorporate the QSEN competencies.  It had been demonstrated that while the current design contributed to student’s understanding of specific course topics, it limited opportunities for students to demonstrate QSEN competencies and failed to allow for complete assessment of each student’s clinical safety. The simulations were mostly problem focused, limiting faculty members’ ability to evaluate fully whether students were making necessary links from the classroom to clinical. The faculty sought to improve simulation by extending the timeframe and incorporating QSEN competencies. The aim of this project was to determine if providing a two-hour simulation experience focusing on the QSEN competencies could realistically be implemented using current resources. 

Based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and QSEN, the faculty created new simulation experiences that reflected common nursing activities. In this new model each student cared for a set of three patients and engaged in bedside report, patient care activities, and documentation in an electronic health record.  This provided opportunities to practice the total spectrum of the QSEN competencies.

This approach allowed the faculty to evaluate students’ behaviors related to communication, prioritization, time management, and safety.  This presentation will explicate the design of the extended simulation, the student’s competencies, and their reports during debriefing of the experience.

Keywords:
patient safety; simulation; QSEN Competencies
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
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.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCombining High-Fidelity Clinical Simulation and QSEN Safety Competenciesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamsey, Rachel A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRockwell, Cheryl L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAhrens, Susan Lynneen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKessler, Katrina J.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentXi Nu-at-Largeen_GB
dc.author.detailsRachel A. Ramsey, MS, BSN, coffra03@ipfw.edu;Cheryl L. Rockwell, MSN, BSN, RN; Susan Lynne Ahrens, Ph.D.; Katrina J. Kessler, Ms, BS, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308176-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Nurses are well positioned to ensure safe patient care in hospitals.  They are often the safety net that prevents serious patient harm.  As such, it is an important role of nursing educators to ensure that students are providing safe patient care.  The Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies are one way to structure evaluation of student’s clinical behavior. Pairing QSEN competencies with high-fidelity simulation is one way to address safety in nursing education.  <p>Faculty in a Midwestern university identified that clinical simulations as structured did not fully incorporate the QSEN competencies.  It had been demonstrated that while the current design contributed to student’s understanding of specific course topics, it limited opportunities for students to demonstrate QSEN competencies and failed to allow for complete assessment of each student’s clinical safety. The simulations were mostly problem focused, limiting faculty members’ ability to evaluate fully whether students were making necessary links from the classroom to clinical. The faculty sought to improve simulation by extending the timeframe and incorporating QSEN competencies. The aim of this project was to determine if providing a two-hour simulation experience focusing on the QSEN competencies could realistically be implemented using current resources.  <p>Based on recommendations from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and QSEN, the faculty created new simulation experiences that reflected common nursing activities. In this new model each student cared for a set of three patients and engaged in bedside report, patient care activities, and documentation in an electronic health record.  This provided opportunities to practice the total spectrum of the QSEN competencies. <p>This approach allowed the faculty to evaluate students’ behaviors related to communication, prioritization, time management, and safety.  This presentation will explicate the design of the extended simulation, the student’s competencies, and their reports during debriefing of the experience.en_GB
dc.subjectpatient safetyen_GB
dc.subjectsimulationen_GB
dc.subjectQSEN Competenciesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:27:54Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:27:54Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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