E-simulation: preregistration nursing students’ evaluation of an online patient deterioration program

Cant, Robyn, Young, Susan, Cooper, Simon J. and Porter, Joanne (2015) E-simulation: preregistration nursing students’ evaluation of an online patient deterioration program. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 33 3: 108-114. doi:10.1097/CIN.0000000000000133

Author Cant, Robyn
Young, Susan
Cooper, Simon J.
Porter, Joanne
Title E-simulation: preregistration nursing students’ evaluation of an online patient deterioration program
Journal name Computers, Informatics, Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1538-9774
Publication date 2015-02-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000133
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 33
Issue 3
Start page 108
End page 114
Total pages 7
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Language eng
Subject 2718 Health Informatics
2901 Nursing (miscellaneous)
Abstract This study explores preregistration nursing students’ views of a Web-based simulation program: FIRST2 ACTWeb (Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends-Web). The multimedia program incorporating three videoed scenarios portrayed by a standardized patient (human actor) aims to improve students’ recognition and management of hospital patient deterioration. Participants were 367 final-year nursing students from three universities who completed an online evaluation survey and 19 students from two universities who attended one of five focus groups. Two researchers conducted a thematic analysis of the transcribed narratives. Three core themes identified were as follows: “ease of program use,” “experience of e-Simulation,” and “satisfaction with the learning experience.” The Web-based clinical learning environment was endorsed as functional, feasible, and easy to use and was reported to have high fidelity and realism. Feedback in both focus groups and surveys showed high satisfaction with the learning experience. Overall, evaluation suggested that the Web-based simulation program successfully integrated elements essential for blended learning. Although Web-based educational applications are resource intensive to develop, positive appraisal of program quality, plus program accessibility and repeatability, appears to provide important educational benefits. Further research is needed to determine the transferability of these learning experiences into real-world practice.
Keyword Competency-based education
Patient simulation
Program development
Web-based simulation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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