The Effects Of Simulation On The Nursing Education System

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Simulation is has been adopted in the nursing education system, as a technique to curb common and dangerous occurrences that ensues in the health care system. After graduation and upon gaining employment in a hospital, nurses ought to be familiar with the fast paced and intense hospital setting, while executing various nursing practices, which includes clinical competence, timely decision making, critical thinking, efficient and professional human interaction. They are various form of simulation, which includes high fidelity simulation, mid fidelity simulation, the use of simulated patients. These systems employ the use of mannequins, computer programs, and vide games. These tools have the ability to carry out realistic physiologic responses like respiration, pulses, heart sounds, and breath sounds, urinary out put and pupil reaction. The use of these simulations help students builds essential skills like effective teamwork, competent decision making, for the benefit of avoiding major medical errors in the hospital. The biggest advantage of simulation is that students get the opportunity to hone on the clinical skills, but without having to work on actual patient, this is important because patient’s health is not compromised. However, the system faces some limitations, as it becomes difficult achieving optimum student training because of the unrealistic setting.

The act of simulation is a recommended teaching and learning strategy, known to provide knowledge which is
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