Are All High Fidelity Experiences the Same?: Observational vs. Experiential Simulation

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308562
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Are All High Fidelity Experiences the Same?: Observational vs. Experiential Simulation
Author(s):
Vardaman, Shellye A.; Simon-Campbell, E'Loria; Johnson, Kelly S.; Ramirez, Monica N.; Spurlock, Amy Y.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Shellye A. Vardaman, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, svardaman@troy.edu; E'Loria Simon-Campbell, PhD, RN; Kelly S. Johnson, MSN, RN; Monica N. Ramirez, PhD, RN; Amy Y. Spurlock, PhD, RN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013

Initially, nursing schools utilized low technical simulation for students to practice crucial nursing skills. Currently, nursing schools are moving into the realm of moderate and high fidelity simulations which better meet the primary goal of simulation which is to engage the learner into real life situations.  Simulation is a natural fit into nursing education because it provides a safe and risk free environment in which competencies can be achieved and assessed.

Within the last 15 years, health care education has been encouraging increased use of high fidelity simulation as a means to meet student learning outcomes. Simulation is demonstrated through computer-based simulation, simulation for skill training, and full scale simulation which may involve the use of high fidelity manikins or real life role playing. While “hands on” learning opportunities are well-received by nursing students, not all high fidelity simulation experiences are the same. This research seeks to differentiate observational (OHFS) and experiential high fidelity simulation (EHFS) experiences.  

The sample was aggregated based on semester in the BSN program with a total of 196 student occurrences. A tool to measure such experiences, the High Fidelity Simulation Comparison tool, was created and validated for use in this study (Cronbach’s alpha = .812). Results show that there are significant differences between OHFS and EHFS experiences in allowing students to grasp skills not taught in clinical, learn from their mistakes, and increase critical thinking.

Keywords:
experiential learning; observational learning; high fidelity 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.titleAre All High Fidelity Experiences the Same?: Observational vs. Experiential Simulationen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVardaman, Shellye A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSimon-Campbell, E'Loriaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Kelly S.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamirez, Monica N.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSpurlock, Amy Y.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsShellye A. Vardaman, PhD, RN-BC, CNE, svardaman@troy.edu; E'Loria Simon-Campbell, PhD, RN; Kelly S. Johnson, MSN, RN; Monica N. Ramirez, PhD, RN; Amy Y. Spurlock, PhD, RNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308562-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Initially, nursing schools utilized low technical simulation for students to practice crucial nursing skills. Currently, nursing schools are moving into the realm of moderate and high fidelity simulations which better meet the primary goal of simulation which is to engage the learner into real life situations.  Simulation is a natural fit into nursing education because it provides a safe and risk free environment in which competencies can be achieved and assessed. <p>Within the last 15 years, health care education has been encouraging increased use of high fidelity simulation as a means to meet student learning outcomes. Simulation is demonstrated through computer-based simulation, simulation for skill training, and full scale simulation which may involve the use of high fidelity manikins or real life role playing. While “hands on” learning opportunities are well-received by nursing students, not all high fidelity simulation experiences are the same. This research seeks to differentiate observational (OHFS) and experiential high fidelity simulation (EHFS) experiences.   <p>The sample was aggregated based on semester in the BSN program with a total of 196 student occurrences. A tool to measure such experiences, the High Fidelity Simulation Comparison tool, was created and validated for use in this study (Cronbach’s alpha = .812). Results show that there are significant differences between OHFS and EHFS experiences in allowing students to grasp skills not taught in clinical, learn from their mistakes, and increase critical thinking.en_GB
dc.subjectexperiential learningen_GB
dc.subjectobservational learningen_GB
dc.subjecthigh fidelity simulationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:57Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:57Z-
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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