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Simulation and the student pathway to critical care

Rushton, MA 2015, 'Simulation and the student pathway to critical care' , British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 10 (2) , pp. 93-98.

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The aim of this study was to increase student nurses’ confidence prior to embarking on a critical-care placement in a coronary-care unit (CCU). Students often lack knowledge and confidence in relation to critical-care nursing and are often apprehensive about practice placements in these areas. A small-scale pilot study was undertaken with Year-2 student nurses, using high-fidelity simulation scenarios to replicate their forthcoming clinical placements. Simulation is promoted as a way of increasing confidence and competence for nurses; the teaching method provides a safe learning environment. Qualitative research methods were used to obtain descriptive data. The methods of data collection were questionnaires and telephone questionnaires. The students reported feeling more confident about going onto CCU following the scenario. The small number of participants is a limitation and a larger, longitudinal study is needed so that findings can be generalised.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Publisher: Mark Allen Group
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1749-6403
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Funders: British Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Depositing User: M. A Rushton
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2015 14:52
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2016 19:29

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