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High fidelity full sized human patient simulation manikins: Effects on decision making skills of nursing students

Loke, Jennifer C F; Lee, Bryant K; Loh, Susan; Noor, Asmah Mohd

Authors

Dr Jennifer Loke J.Loke@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer / Programme Director (Dual Award in BSc in Nursing Science)

Bryant K Lee

Susan Loh

Asmah Mohd Noor



Abstract

Background: The continued use of high fidelity full sized human patient simulation manikins (HF-HPSMs) for developing decision making skills of nursing students has led to growing research focusing its value on student learning and decision making skills. Methods: In October 2012, a cross-sectional survey using the 24-item Nurse Decision-Making Instrument was used to explore the decision making process of 232 pre-registration nursing students (age 22.0 + 5.4; 83.2% female) in Singapore. Results: The independent samples t-tests demonstrated three significant predictive indicators. These indicators include: prior experience in high fidelity simulation based on pre-enrolled nursing course (t = 70.6, p = .001), actual hands-on practice (t = 69.66, p < .005) and active participation in debrief (t = 70.11, p < .005). A complete experience based on role-playing followed by active discussion in debrief was a significant contributor to the decision making process (t = 73.6667, p < .005). However, the regression model indicated active participation in debrief as a significant variable which explained its development (t = 12.633, p < .005). Conclusions: This study demonstrated the usefulness of active participation in simulation learning for an analytic- intuitive approach to decision making, however active participation in debrief was a more important influencing element than role-playing. In situations where resources are limited for students to experience hands-on role-playing, peer reviewing and feedback on others’ experiences could benefit students, just as much. However, further study is warranted to determine the development of HF-HPSMs as a pedagogic tool for enhancing the decision making process of nursing students.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date 2014
Journal Journal of nursing education and practice
Print ISSN 1925-4040
Electronic ISSN 1925-4040
Publisher Sciedu Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 4
Issue 7
Pages 31-40
APA6 Citation Loke, J. C. F., Lee, B. K., Loh, S., & Noor, A. M. (2014). High fidelity full sized human patient simulation manikins: Effects on decision making skills of nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4(7), 31-40. doi:10.5430/jnep.v4n7p31
DOI https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v4n7p31
Keywords Critical thinking, Decision making skills, High fidelity full-sized human patient simulation manikins, Nursing students, Nursing education, Singapore
Publisher URL http://www.sciedu.ca/journal/index.php/jnep/article/view/4250
Copyright Statement This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Additional Information This is a copy of an open access article published in Journal of nursing education and practice, 2014, v.4 issue 7.

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