Patient deterioration education: evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches

Simon John Rankin Cooper, Robyn Patricia Cant, Fiona Bogossian, Leigh Kinsman, Tracey Katherine Bucknall, Alison Jane Beauchamp, Brett Devries, Ruth Endacott, Helen Forbes, Victoria Kain, Lisa Gaye McKenna, Joanne Porter, Nicole Margaret Phillips, Susan Young

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Background: Simulation-based education is one strategy that may be used to teach nursing students to recognize and manage patient deterioration. Method: Final-year preregistration nursing students (n=97) completed three face-to-face laboratory-based team simulations with a simulated patient (actor) and 330 students individually completed a three-scenario Web-based simulation program: FIRST2ACTWeb?. Results: Both groups achieved moderate performance scores (means: face to face, 49 ; e-simulation, 69 ). Course evaluations were positive, skill gain showing a greater effect size in the face-to-face program than for e-simulation, and higher satisfaction and more positive appraisal. Conclusion: Face-to-face simulation and e-simulation are effective educational strategies with e-simulation offering greater feasibility. Either strategy is likely to add value to the learning experience
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97 - 105
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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