Effects of a simulation-based workshop on nursing students' competence in arterial puncture

Hernández-Padilla, José Manuel, Granero-Molina, José, Marquez-Hernández, Verónica V., Rodríguez-Cortes, Alda Elena and Fernández-Sola, Cayetano (2016) Effects of a simulation-based workshop on nursing students' competence in arterial puncture. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, 29 (6) . pp. 678-685. ISSN 0103-2100 [Article] (doi:10.1590/1982-0194201600095)

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Objective: To evaluate whether a short simulation-based workshop in radial artery puncture would improve nursing students’ competence to a level in which they could practise the procedure on a live patient without compromising his safety.

Methods: Quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest study with 111 third-year nursing students. A 1.5-hour simulation-based workshop was implemented. This included a video-lecture, live demonstrations, selfdirected simulated practice in dyads and individual intermittent feedback. Participants’ skills, knowledge and
self-efficacy in arterial puncture were measured before and after attending the workshop.

Results: After the intervention, a total of 61.1% of the participants showed the level of competence required to safely practice radial artery puncture on a live patient under supervision.

Conclusion: Effective simulation-based training in arterial puncture for nursing students does not necessarily need to be resource-intensive. Well-planned, evidence-based training sessions using low-tech simulators could help educators to achieve good educational outcomes and promote patient safety.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 22983
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Depositing User: Jose Hernandez-Padilla
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 13:07
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2019 08:09
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22983

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