Methods: Ethical approval was received from the University HERC. A scenario of a woman having a primary postpartum haemorrhage immediately after birth was developed. Midwifery and medical students were required to work collaboratively to manage a simulation of the deteriorating woman. Participants were recruited from two courses, Bachelor of Nursing Bachelor of Midwifery and Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery. Quantitative data were collected using self-reporting questionnaires over three repeated measures. Pre and post simulation questionnaires comprised two previously validated tools, Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Interprofessional Learning (SEBIL) and Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Survey (SSES). Purpose-developed multiple-choice questions measured students’ clinical knowledge. Using IBM SPSS V25, data analysis included descriptive statistics, repeated Wilcox Signed Rank Test and chi-square. Statistical significance was set at α = .05.
Results: 44 students with a median age of 21.5 years participated in eight simulations. 43 completed all phases. Differences were found between SEBIL sub-scales (‘Interprofessional Interaction’ and ‘Interprofessional Team Evaluation and Feedback’) and the SSES subscale ‘Debrief and Reflection’ pre and post simulation (p < 0.0001). There was no evidence of a difference in clinical knowledge. Students scored a mean of 12 correct responses to the 15 MCQs at each measure.
Conclusion: Although students’ knowledge was adequate and did not change, their self-efficacy improved, suggesting that simulation may benefit them in future.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Women and Birth|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sept 2019|
|Event||Australian College of Midwives National Conference 2019: Power, Passion and Politics - National Convention Centre, Canberra, Australia|
Duration: 17 Sept 2019 → 19 Sept 2019
Conference number: 22nd
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/women-and-birth/vol/32/suppl/S1 (published abstracts)