Developing clinical competency in crisis event management: an integrated simulation problem-based learning activity
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This study aimed to evaluate the integration of a simulation based learning activity on nursing students’ clinical crisis management performance in a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum. It was hypothesized that the clinical performance of first year nursing students who participated in a simulated learning activity during the PBL session would be superior to those who completed the conventional problem-based session. The students were allocated into either simulation with problem-based discussion (SPBD) or problem-based discussion (PBD) for scenarios on respiratory and cardiac distress. Following completion of each scenario, students from both groups were invited to sit an optional individual test involving a systematic assessment and immediate management of a simulated patient facing a crisis event. A total of thirty students participated in the first post test related to a respiratory scenario and thirty-three participated in the second post test related to a cardiac scenario. Their clinical performances were scored using a checklist. Mean test scores for students completing the SPBD were significantly higher than those who completing the PBD for both the first post test (SPBD 20.08, PBD 18.19) and second post test (SPBD 27.56, PBD 23.07). Incorporation of simulation learning activities into problem-based discussion appeared to be an effective educational strategy for teaching nursing students to assess and manage crisis events.
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- Developing clinical competency in crisis event management: an integrated simulation problem-based learning activity
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Volume 15, Issue 3 , pp 403-413
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- 1. Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Block E3A, Level 3, 7 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore, 117574, Singapore
- 2. Department of Anaesthesia, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Main Building, Level 2, Singapore, 119074, Singapore
- 3. Medical Education Unit, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Block MD 11, Level 1, 10 Keng Ridge Cresent, Singapore, 119260, Singapore