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Patient deterioration education: Evaluation of face-to-face simulation and e-simulation approaches
journal contributionposted on 2015-02-01, 00:00 authored by S Cooper, R Cant, F Bogossian, L Kinsman, Tracey BucknallTracey Bucknall, Alison Beauchamp, B DeVries, R Endacott, Helen Forbes, V Kain, L McKenna, J Porter, Nikki PhillipsNikki Phillips, S Young
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.