Undergraduate nursing students' peformance in recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity simulated environments: Quantitative results from an Australian multi-centre study
- Authors: Bogossian, Fiona , Cooper, Simon J. , Cant, Robyn , Beauchamp, Alison , Porter, Joanne , Kain, Victoria , Bucknall, Tracey , Phillips, Nicole
- Date: 2014
- Type: Text , Journal article
- Relation: Nurse Education Today Vol. 34, no. 5 (2014), p. 691-696
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- Description: Objectives This paper reports the quantitative findings of the first phase of a larger program of ongoing research: Feedback Incorporating Review and Simulation Techniques to Act on Clinical Trends (FIRST2ACTTM). It specifically aims to identify the characteristics that may predict primary outcome measures of clinical performance, teamwork and situation awareness in the management of deteriorating patients. Design Mixed-method multi-centre study. Setting High fidelity simulated acute clinical environment in three Australian universities. Participants A convenience sample of 97 final year nursing students enrolled in an undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing or combined Bachelor of Nursing degree were included in the study. Method In groups of three, participants proceeded through three phases: (i) pre-briefing and completion of a multi-choice question test, (ii) three video-recorded simulated clinical scenarios where actors substituted real patients with deteriorating conditions, and (iii) post-scenario debriefing. Clinical performance, teamwork and situation awareness were evaluated, using a validated standard checklist (OSCE), Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM) score sheet and Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT). A Modified Angoff technique was used to establish cut points for clinical performance. Results Student teams engaged in 97 simulation experiences across the three scenarios and achieved a level of clinical performance consistent with the experts' identified pass level point in only 9 (1%) of the simulation experiences. Knowledge was significantly associated with overall teamwork (p = .034), overall situation awareness (p = .05) and clinical performance in two of the three scenarios (p = .032 cardiac and p = .006 shock). Situation awareness scores of scenario team leaders were low overall, with an average total score of 41%. Conclusions Final year undergraduate nursing students may have difficulty recognising and responding appropriately to patient deterioration. Improving pre-requisite knowledge, rehearsal of first response and team management strategies need to be a key component of undergraduate nursing students' education and ought to specifically address clinical performance, teamwork and situation awareness.
Managing patient deterioration: A protocol for enhancing student nurses' competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques
- Authors: Cooper, Simon J. , Beauchamp, Alison , Bogossian, Fiona , Bucknall, Tracey , Cant, Robyn , Devries, Brett , Endacott, Ruth , Forbes, Helen , Hill, Robyn , Kinsman, Leigh , Kain, Victoria , McKenna, Lisa , Porter, Joanne , Phillips, Nicole , Young, Susan
- Date: 2012
- Type: Text , Journal article
- Relation: BMC Nursing Vol. 11, no. 18 (2012), p.1-7
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- Description: Aims To describe a funded proposal for the development of an on-line evidence based educational program for the management of deteriorating patients. Background There are international concerns regarding the management of deteriorating patients with issues around the ‘failure to rescue’. The primary response to these issues has been the development of medical emergency teams with little focus on the education of primary first responders. Design/Methods A mixed methods triangulated convergent design. In this four phase proposal we plan to 1. examine nursing student team ability to manage deteriorating patients and based upon these findings 2. develop web based educational material, including interactive scenarios. This educational material will be tested and refined in the third Phase 3, prior to evaluation and dissemination in the final phase. Conclusion This project aims to enhance knowledge development for the management of deteriorating patients through rigorous assessment of team performance and to produce a contemporary evidence-based online training program.