Final Discussion Board on Simulation Article and a Reflection
For this final posting for the informatics class I will be sharing and then commenting on an article discussing the effectiveness of simulation to help medical surgical nurses to recognise then respond to clinical emergencies. I will then be sharing my reflective thoughts and opinions on my personal experiences in the blending leaning classes here at Framingham State University thus far.
The APA Formatted Reference
Buckley, T., & Gordon, C. (2011). The effectiveness of high fidelity simulation on medical–surgical registered nurses' ability to recognize and respond to clinical emergencies. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 716-721. Retrieved from:
A Summary of the Article
The study consisted of a 3 month follow-up survey of medical surgical graduate nurses at an Australian university. Fifty graduate students were immersed in high fidelity simulation training using Resusci Anne Simulator® and SimMan®. Thirty-eight of the 50 students then agreed to complete a follow-up survey three months post graduation. The four objectives of the study were to: a) evaluate frequency of use of emergency response skills, b) examine the extent of the of improved response, c) evaluate the most useful aspects of simulation-based learning and, d) to determine if there is a relationship between years of experience and the useful aspects of simulation training. Thirty (79%) of the participants reported having to use the learned emergency response skills during the 3 month period. The participants reported that simulation learning positively effected their ability to hand over the patients to the emergency response team and the participants also reported assessment and management of breathing difficulties to be the areas most benefiting. This study also reported that the two...