Simulation Case Study

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The Use of Simulation: Best Practice
Major movements in healthcare created a change in clinical experiences, the shortening of education time, and working restrictions all created medical personnel with deficiencies in their learning. Universities struggle with ways to best prepare clinicians. The Institute of Medicine’s report of patient safety issues has come to the forefront of educators and healthcare providers. Because of this lack of critical thinking, medical staff fails to recognize the deterioration of a patient, which results in poor patient outcomes (Robert, Tilley, & Peterson, 2014). Simulation is a valuable teaching tool for both new and seasoned nurses. For the new nurse, the labs provide practice time so they become comfortable
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As Brenner stated, a nurse may be an expert in one area but a novice in another. The development of an expert, intuitive nurse in the simulation lab is much like Benner’s model of novice to expert.
For the last decade, simulation labs and debriefing have become the norm in the teaching-learning continuum. Debriefing after the lab simulation is highly valued as the facilitator of transitioning learning into knowledge. Evidence has proven that debriefing enhances clinical practice by transferring the practiced skill to future situations; but, there is a lack of global evidence-based research on the best scenarios of simulation practices and debriefing session (Forneris, Neal, Tiffany, Kuehn, & Meyer, 2015).
Description and Significance of Practice Problem
Major movements in healthcare have created a change in the clinical experience. Shortening of education time and working
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There are few research studies examining the debriefing techniques. They intent was to validate the Guide for Reflection tool that was created by Nielson, Stragnell and Jester, which consist of questions that explore self-reported clinical judgment processing. Reflection allows a variety of cognitive functions from analytical to intuitive. The purpose of this study was to test teaching interventions combining both simulation and reflective debriefing. The small convenience sample where orienting to an intensive care unit of a teaching hospital. During the study the orienteers managed simulated manikin that was recovering from a surgical procedure and developing post-op complications. The simulation required them to assess, monitor, and collaborate while the manikin deteriorated. This simulation lasted forty five

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