Enhancing assessment skills and assessing clinical judgment utilizing standardized patients during an Emergency/Disaster simulation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308246
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing assessment skills and assessing clinical judgment utilizing standardized patients during an Emergency/Disaster simulation
Author(s):
Truman, Jean M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Eta Xi
Author Details:
Jean M. Truman, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE, jet10@pitt.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013

Simulated learning experiences have become an established pedagogy for teaching clinical skills in undergraduate nursing programs.  Students learn in a controlled environment which affords them the opportunity to safely experience a patient encounter while critically thinking and problem solving without fear of harm to the patient.  As nurse educators strive to assess the clinical competence of their students, simulated learning experiences also afford both formative and summative evaluations of students. 

A simulated learning experience was developed for final-semester associate degree nursing students utilizing standardized patients to represent disaster victims arriving at the emergency room.  The students were required to accurately assess the patients and utilize the principles of mass casualty triage to correctly classify the patients as Emergent, Urgent, Nonurgent, or Expectant.

Students’ clinical judgment was assessed during the interactions with the standardized patient.  The outcomes of this simulated learning experience reveal that nursing students were able to perform accurate assessments and classify the patients according to the principles of mass casualty triage.  The simulated learning experience is flexible enough to adapt to meet cultural and generational needs of the program curricula.  The use of the standardized patients allows portability of the simulated learning experience to meet the needs of programs internationally.

Keywords:
Simulation; clinical judgment; standardized patients
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.titleEnhancing assessment skills and assessing clinical judgment utilizing standardized patients during an Emergency/Disaster simulationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTruman, Jean M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEta Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsJean M. Truman, DNP, RN, CMSRN, CNE, jet10@pitt.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308246-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Monday, November 18, 2013</p>Simulated learning experiences have become an established pedagogy for teaching clinical skills in undergraduate nursing programs.  Students learn in a controlled environment which affords them the opportunity to safely experience a patient encounter while critically thinking and problem solving without fear of harm to the patient.  As nurse educators strive to assess the clinical competence of their students, simulated learning experiences also afford both formative and summative evaluations of students.  <p>A simulated learning experience was developed for final-semester associate degree nursing students utilizing standardized patients to represent disaster victims arriving at the emergency room.  The students were required to accurately assess the patients and utilize the principles of mass casualty triage to correctly classify the patients as Emergent, Urgent, Nonurgent, or Expectant. <p>Students’ clinical judgment was assessed during the interactions with the standardized patient.  The outcomes of this simulated learning experience reveal that nursing students were able to perform accurate assessments and classify the patients according to the principles of mass casualty triage.  The simulated learning experience is flexible enough to adapt to meet cultural and generational needs of the program curricula.  The use of the standardized patients allows portability of the simulated learning experience to meet the needs of programs internationally.en_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.subjectclinical judgmenten_GB
dc.subjectstandardized patientsen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:48Z-
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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