November 7, 2017By Lance Baily

Wolters Kluwer Presents Helpful Nurse Educator Video Series Highlighting Simulation Use

The Wolters Kluwer website features a great video series for Nurse Educators, with a fantastic rundown of simulation based learning technologies provided on “Virtually Nursing: Emerging Technologies in Nursing Education” by Cynthia L. Foronda, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF. Augmented reality and virtual simulation technologies in nursing education are burgeoning. Technologies present opportunities to improve teaching efforts, better engage students, and transform nursing education. This video and article present newly emerged products and systems that nurse educators should know about. Unfortunately we can’t embed the video here so you’ll have to visit LWW to see this and many more great nursing educator videos like the ones listed below:

Use of Low-fidelity Simulation within a Medication Calculation Nursing Course to Enhance Students’ Understanding of Accuracy: The authors created a medication calculation simulation for their prelicensure students to provide the opportunity for dosage calculation practice with authentic circumstances, foster an enhanced perspective of the importance of accuracy required for calculating dosages, and improve dosage calculation accuracy itself. For authenticity, they prepared each patient in the simulation to appear as lifelike as possible, having personal possessions at the bedside and therapies such as oxygen, IVs, casts, and wound dressings. Watch this video (and read the article) to learn how to prepare this simulation on medication calculation.

Using Simulation to Teach Responses to Lateral Violence: Guidelines for Nurse Educators: Lateral violence among nurses is a continuing problem in health care, contributing to detrimental individual and organizational consequences. Nurse educators can prepare students to respond effectively to lateral violence before they graduate and enter the workplace, where it is likely to be encountered. Simulation provides an effective platform for delivering this type of student-centered education. The author presents guidelines for educators to integrate lateral violence response training into simulations in prelicensure nursing education. Watch the video and read the article to get details about how to develop a simulation for this purpose.

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Spiritual Immersion: Developing and Evaluating a Simulation Exercise to Teach Spiritual Care to Undergraduate Nursing Students: In this video and article, Dr. Galloway shares how she developed, implemented, and evaluated a simulation exercise designed to teach spiritual care to prelicensure nursing students. Participation in the spiritual care simulation resulted in improved knowledge and attitudes relating to spirituality and spiritual care. The results from her study demonstrated the value of using simulation and spiritual assessment to teach students how to recognize and respond therapeutically to spiritual needs.

Scaffolding and Sequencing Core Concepts to Develop a Simulation-Integrated Nursing Curricula: Integrating simulation in multiple levels of nursing programs remains a challenge for educators. Nurse educators from various degree granting programs were surveyed to identify placement of multiple nursing concepts. The results of the survey identified concepts that could be incorporated, that is, scaffolded, into various levels of nursing education via concept-based simulations. Categorizing concepts into multiple learner levels provides an efficient, systematic approach to incorporating concepts into simulation throughout any nursing curriculum. Learn more about this project by watching the video. Then be sure to read the article.

Designing a Virtual Simulation Case for Cultural Competence Using a Community Based Participatory: Learn how this author used a community-based participatory research approach to develop content for a virtual simulation case. The virtual simulation case was designed to develop the cultural competence of prelicensure nursing students in caring for a Puerto Rican patient with diabetes. Watch the video and then read this article to learn how you can use this method with your own simulations.

Examining the Relationships between Clinical Judgment, Simulation Performance, and Clinical Performance: Simulation-based learning experiences are designed to prepare the student for clinical practice; however, there is little documentation of a relationship between simulation performance and performance in the clinical setting. When essential aspects of a clinical situation are replicated in simulation, students should readily understand and manage similar situations in clinical practice. The authors studied the relationships between development of clinical nursing judgment, simulation performance, and clinical performance. In this video and article, learn what they found.

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