Research Article: Using Simulation to Develop Handover Skills
Here’s a free-access article (shared by Nicole Jones De Rooy’s Scoop.it) on how to use Simulation to develop handover skills for healthcare students! “A simulation of patient handovers in a safe environment can help student nurses to develop the skills and confidence needed to carry out this process effectively.”
Learn From This Article:
- Why effective handovers are important
- An audit of students’ experience of handing over
- How a simulation experience was introduced
Author: Guy Collins, senior lecturer at the University of Derby.
Abstract: Using simulation to develop handover skills. Nursing Times; 110: 8, 12-14.
This article outlines the potential impact of ineffective handover skills on nurses’ confidence, competence and coordination, as well as on patient safety.
It focuses on how student nurses can develop their communication skills by looking specifically at how the University of Derby used simulation to teach pre-registration student nurses effective handover techniques.
5 Key Points:
- Ineffective handover can compromise patient safety
- Developing communication skills is a key domain of pre-registration nurse training standards
- Some student nurses are unsure what constitutes an effective handover or lack the confidence to deliver one
- The SBAR approach to handovers helps professionals to structure the information given
- Practising handovers in a safe environment helps build students’ knowledge and confidence
Visit NursingTimes.net to read the full article!
Lance Baily, BA, EMT-B, is the Founder & CEO of HealthySimulation.com, which he started while serving as the Director of the Nevada System of Higher Education’s Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas back in 2010. Lance is also the Founder and acting Advisor to the Board of SimGHOSTS.org, the world’s only non-profit organization dedicated to supporting professionals operating healthcare simulation technologies. His new co-edited Book: “Comprehensive Healthcare Simulation: Operations, Technology, and Innovative Practice” is available now. Lance’s background also includes serving as a Simulation Technology Specialist for the LA Community College District, EMS fire fighting, Hollywood movie production, rescue diving, and global travel. He lives with his wife Abigail in Las Vegas, Nevada.