On reading this article and identifying the study, there was a clear insight on how death and dying, and even improved health, impacted those nurses (Conte, 2014). Nurses, who worked closely with their patients, through the perils and suffering, culminating of death and losses, had grief not readily explored to enable that comfort zone (Conte, 2014).
Since the capstone project started early on beginning of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, I was able to discuss and work personally with Dr. Spicer as my practice mentor in selecting the appropriate topic for my project. Dr. Spicer was very involved in choosing my second option for new capstone project # 1 related to simulation lab and faculty teaching and learning. The patient simulation laboratory (SIM lab) uses state-of-the-art equipment that provides students and faculty with the opportunity to tackle real-life scenarios in a safe and supported environment. Further, I learned that active learning involves the faculty through participation and investment in exploring content knowledge in all phases of the learning process. It requires educational activities that provide faculty with the opportunity to engage actively in courses and respond to the learning situation.
Nursing simulation, a progressive method of education and utilized by nursing programs, improves patient outcomes by giving students opportunities to practice and learn new nursing skills in non-threatening environments. The use of simulation experiences origins hold root in the military and airline industries. Nevertheless, since that time, many academic interest groups, including medical and nursing education have adopted this educational method. Furthermore, anticipated is the idea that simulation experiences will allow students the opportunities they need to practice skill sets that will lead to the improvement of the patient’s condition. Additionally, an evaluation of the nursing simulation also serves an important role in determining the effectiveness of the activity in meeting the objectives of various nursing curricula. Completing, recording, and studying the outcomes of a methodical evaluation, such as a rubric, are foundational to the enhancement of both the procedure and results (Robinson & Dearmon, 2013). This capstone project specifically concentrates on the development, implementation, and evaluation of a rubric for nursing simulation scenarios conducted by baccalaureate level nursing students at WKU.
Simulation labs and clinical placements are effective for practicing skills and building hands-on dexterity, habits, rhythms, and confidence. Not every facet of nursing education prepares student nurses with this kind of learning; originally an, most commonly clinical hours spent in simulation labs were integrated strictly into BSN programs, eliciting the statement made by Taylor (2008) that ADN programs have had to expand their curricula and offer students more content (p.613). According to Go’s (2012) dissertation on High Fidelity Patient Simulation (HFPS), simulation labs are advantageous because they give student nurses a venue for instruction while working in a clinical setting (p. 34). HFPS promotes and validates the clinical judgment competency of nursing students; it offers opportunities for feedback, debriefing, and guided reflection; it increases the student's ability to synthesize knowledge and insight, forming the bridge between theory and practice (Go, 2012, p. 34). However, hours spent in standard clinical settings are often inadequate in preparing
Simulation is one kind of reflective tool that widely use in nursing education. National League for Nursing (NLN) described that simulation was a teaching technique that encouraged students to use and apply their theoretical knowledge in clinical scenarios (2015). NLN (2015) also mentioned that “simulation engages learners with diverse perspectives to reflect and reframe the understanding of practice, bringing thinking and doing together” (p. 4). Jones (2009) showed the similar view that reflective simulation was a critical learning process via practiced-based scenario activity that enhanced students to learn and to practice skills before they faced real situations. However, not all processes of simulation use reflection, it is just debriefing process.
The use of simulation allows students to experience hypothetical clinical scenarios without threat of harm to patients. One of the objectives of running the simulation is to allow to experience and learn from various scenarios that they will likely encounter on the nursing floor and provide an opportunity to apply theory into practice. Prior to this simulation, we were introduced to several literature covering concepts on nursing responsibilities when floating, impaired nursing, diversion of medication, reasonable suspicion, and the AACN standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments. Such concepts help the nurse to practice her profession safely and transform into a leader that can initiate and influence change towards the success of an organization.
The clinical problem being examined in the research study is the way in which nurses obtain consent prior to administering nursing care procedures, and the way nurses manage patients who refuse any nursing care procedures. By stating that nurses “do not
Nurses are responsible in providing holistic, quality care to their clients. In order to effectively provide such care Boswell and Cannon (2009, p. 2 & 7) states that nurses must base their provision of care on the most current, up-to-date health information available and sound nursing knowledge. This is where evidence-based practice (EBP) comes in. Polit and Beck (2010, p. 4) defined EBP as "the use of the best clinical evidence in making patient care desicions". This usually comes from research conducted by nurses and other healthcare professionals. Thus it is pertinent that research reports are critically analyzed.
Mock Hospital simulation was the focus of the Clinical Nurse Educator Teaching project. The duration of the project span over a four-week period to meet the 22.5 hours required for the project. The simulation dates were determined in advanced for the Nursing Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing course. The preceptor and student determined dates for participating in the simulation and other deliverable activities to meet the requirements for the project. The activities to meet the project requirements were to participate in meetings to plan for the Mock Hospital simulation, to write learning objectives for the simulation, to develop an evaluation tool and debriefing questions, to participate in the Mock Hospital, and to lead debrief sessions after completion of the simulation.
(Weinberg, Auerbach, & Shah, 2009) This may prove especially important as the assessment and care of critically ill children is particularly stressful for providers. Debriefing after the simulation experience also provides a time for reflection. Concepts taught in lecture become more tangible as a result of their application during the simulation. Simulation has the potential to enhance pediatric nursing education, improve patient safety and provide additional experiences when clinical sites are limited. The student has an opportunity to build and practice a pediatric skill set. (Bultas, 2011)
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This is an academic critique of a qualitative article published in 2012, by Maj-Britt Raholm, RN, MNsc, PhD. In the article, “The ethics of presence when bathing patients in a nursing home”, the researcher intends to create a more profound understanding of the ethics of presence from the nurses perspective (Raholm, 2012, p. 30). The study will be analyzed for the credibility, conformability, and dependability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the article. Based on the analysis a recommendation for evidence-based practice will be advised or rejected.
Catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI) is a fairly common complication in hospitalized patients. Nosocomial infection prevention and patient safety promotion has been issued and many researches have been conducted to improve patient’s quality of life. In this article, Saint et al. (2005) hypothesize that using a paper-based urinary catheter reminder can reduce the incidence of urinary catheterization, and consequently this will enhance the patients’ safety.
Research shows that novice nurses find it difficult to handle patient situation properly in the event that their condition rapidly deteriorate. Barbara Aronson (PhD, RN, and CNE) and her colleague Barbara Glynn (DNP, RN-BC) conducted the research. The title of the article was clearly stated and it focused on the effectiveness of a role- modeling intervention on student nurse simulation competency. The researchers used quasi -experimental studies to conduct a pre-test and post-test study to evaluate whether student been exposed to the role- modeling intervention simulation competency will be able to handle patient conditions better than student not exposed to that intervention. The study was been