Simulation doesn't have to be expensive: Moving forward with low-tech solutions

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308435
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Simulation doesn't have to be expensive: Moving forward with low-tech solutions
Author(s):
Chichester, Melanie; Wyatt, Terri L.; Hall, Nicole J
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Xi
Author Details:
Melanie Chichester, BSN, RNC-OB, mchichester@christianacare.org; Terri L. Wyatt, MSN, RNC-LRN, GC-C, CNE; Nicole J Hall, MSN, MBA, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Purpose:

Simulation training has become an integral part of nursing students’ education, permitting team drills in a safe setting. But not all nursing education programs can afford a large simulation laboratory with electronic manikins. We sought to develop a postpartum hemorrhage simulation training module with very basic equipment, using creativity to produce an atmosphere of urgency.

Methods

Using scenarios developed by a nurse clinician in conjunction with instructors at a small nursing school, we created a comprehensive education plan. After an evidence-based didactic, the "hemorrhage" was created by an enema bag filled with "blood," changing vital signs were indicated on a flip chart, and fundal assessments were done with a small ball under an elastic band on the manikin’s abdomen. Time intervals were compressed to create urgency by giving the students less time to react to each change in the patient’s condition. A debriefing was conducted post-simulation to assess students’ perceptions, provide reflection time, and discuss clinical reasoning.

Results:

Twenty-four students participated and evaluated their experiences. All agreed they experienced a feeling of panic as the "patient’s" condition deteriorated, yet felt the review beforehand gave them the tools needed to act. All concurred that this was a valuable experience which should be included in the next year’s curriculum. The faculty appreciated the "real-life" scenarios brought by a practicing clinician. The direct care clinician received the opportunity to "look forward" to other career options as a nurse educator.

Conclusion:

Effective simulation training can be carried out without a large budget, using creativity and ingenuity in any setting, whether a small program in the United States or in a rural setting globally. Direct care clinicians willing to share their expertise through specialty topic presentations can "give back" to those who are the future of nursing by collaborating with faculty at nursing programs.

Keywords:
low tech; nursing students; Simulation
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSimulation doesn't have to be expensive: Moving forward with low-tech solutionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChichester, Melanieen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWyatt, Terri L.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorHall, Nicole Jen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Xien_GB
dc.author.detailsMelanie Chichester, BSN, RNC-OB, mchichester@christianacare.org; Terri L. Wyatt, MSN, RNC-LRN, GC-C, CNE; Nicole J Hall, MSN, MBA, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308435-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><p><strong>Purpose:</strong><p>Simulation training has become an integral part of nursing students’ education, permitting team drills in a safe setting. But not all nursing education programs can afford a large simulation laboratory with electronic manikins. We sought to develop a postpartum hemorrhage simulation training module with very basic equipment, using creativity to produce an atmosphere of urgency. <p><strong>Methods</strong><p>Using scenarios developed by a nurse clinician in conjunction with instructors at a small nursing school, we created a comprehensive education plan. After an evidence-based didactic, the "hemorrhage" was created by an enema bag filled with "blood," changing vital signs were indicated on a flip chart, and fundal assessments were done with a small ball under an elastic band on the manikin’s abdomen. Time intervals were compressed to create urgency by giving the students less time to react to each change in the patient’s condition. A debriefing was conducted post-simulation to assess students’ perceptions, provide reflection time, and discuss clinical reasoning.<span></span><p><strong>Results:</strong><p>Twenty-four students participated and evaluated their experiences. All agreed they experienced a feeling of panic as the "patient’s" condition deteriorated, yet felt the review beforehand gave them the tools needed to act. All concurred that this was a valuable experience which should be included in the next year’s curriculum. The faculty appreciated the "real-life" scenarios brought by a practicing clinician. The direct care clinician received the opportunity to "look forward" to other career options as a nurse educator. <p><strong>Conclusion:</strong><p>Effective simulation training can be carried out without a large budget, using creativity and ingenuity in any setting, whether a small program in the United States or in a rural setting globally. Direct care clinicians willing to share their expertise through specialty topic presentations can "give back" to those who are the future of nursing by collaborating with faculty at nursing programs.<b> </b>en_GB
dc.subjectlow techen_GB
dc.subjectnursing studentsen_GB
dc.subjectSimulationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:31:19Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:31:19Z-
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
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