Student Participation in Disaster Drills for Effective Learning Outcomes

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308691
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Student Participation in Disaster Drills for Effective Learning Outcomes
Author(s):
Wolanski, Thola A.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho Gamma
Author Details:
Thola A. Wolanski, MSN, BSN, RN, twolanski@elmira.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013

Student Participation in Disaster Drills for Effective Learning Outcomes

Abstract

Purpose:  To improve disaster preparedness in nursing students through active participation in disaster drill procedures in the hospital setting. 

Methodology:  Students enrolled in a leadership in nursing course participated in a planned disaster drill at a local medical center. Both cohorts were provided with training in disaster preparedness before participation in the drill exercises.  Students in the first cohort were assigned as patients or workers in the labor pool during the drill. The second cohort was assigned to shadow various leadership positions within the hospital during a planned exercise.  Both cohorts were given the same preparatory reports for the pending “disaster” in the days preceding as staff.  Students were debriefed after the exercise in addition to completing a written narrative evaluation of the experience.

 Reported Data:  The first cohort reported they felt the experience was beneficial however, their skills were not utilized in a professional capacity.  Students in the second cohort noted that they were able to participate at a higher level due to having specifically assigned roles and learning objectives related to their responsibilities as professionals.  Students in both cohorts equally reported active participation in the disaster drill reinforced concepts presented in the training. Students in the second cohort verbalized greater overall satisfaction with the assignment and its application to their roles as professional nurses after graduation.

Conclusions and Implications for Nursing:  Disaster preparedness has globally been given a higher priority in healthcare.   It is important that educators; expose our students to disaster preparedness as part of their curriculum with activities to reflect and reinforce learning outcomes.  This experience is valuable in that the students in the second cohort were able to apply the knowledge gained from the theory presented prior to the planned disaster; thus meeting overall learning outcomes.

Keywords:
student; disaster; nursing
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.titleStudent Participation in Disaster Drills for Effective Learning Outcomesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWolanski, Thola A.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho Gammaen_GB
dc.author.detailsThola A. Wolanski, MSN, BSN, RN, twolanski@elmira.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308691-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013</p><b>Student Participation in Disaster Drills for Effective Learning Outcomes</b><p align="center"><b>Abstract</b><p><b>Purpose</b>:  To improve disaster preparedness in nursing students through active participation in disaster drill procedures in the hospital setting.  <p><b>Methodology</b>:  Students enrolled in a leadership in nursing course participated in a planned disaster drill at a local medical center. Both cohorts were provided with training in disaster preparedness before participation in the drill exercises.  Students in the first cohort were assigned as patients or workers in the labor pool during the drill. The second cohort was assigned to shadow various leadership positions within the hospital during a planned exercise.  Both cohorts were given the same preparatory reports for the pending “disaster” in the days preceding as staff.  Students were debriefed after the exercise in addition to completing a written narrative evaluation of the experience. <p> <b>Reported Data</b>:  The first cohort reported they felt the experience was beneficial however, their skills were not utilized in a professional capacity.  Students in the second cohort noted that they were able to participate at a higher level due to having specifically assigned roles and learning objectives related to their responsibilities as professionals.  Students in both cohorts equally reported active participation in the disaster drill reinforced concepts presented in the training. Students in the second cohort verbalized greater overall satisfaction with the assignment and its application to their roles as professional nurses after graduation. <p><b>Conclusions and Implications for Nursing</b>:  Disaster preparedness has globally been given a higher priority in healthcare.   It is important that educators; expose our students to disaster preparedness as part of their curriculum with activities to reflect and reinforce learning outcomes.  This experience is valuable in that the students in the second cohort were able to apply the knowledge gained from the theory presented prior to the planned disaster; thus meeting overall learning outcomes.en_GB
dc.subjectstudenten_GB
dc.subjectdisasteren_GB
dc.subjectnursingen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:34:48Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:34:48Z-
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
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