Improving nurses' vasopressor titration skills and self-efficacy via simulation-based learning

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Background: Administration of vasopressors in patients with septic shock can be a difficult skill for nurses to learn. Simulation-based learning (SBL) may be a useful tool for improving nurses' self-efficacy and skill performance in this context. Methods: The purpose was to determine if an SBL experience increases nurses' self-efficacy and performance across three time points, using a quasi-experimental pre-post test design. Results: We identified statistical trends in 16 RNs for improvement in self-efficacy (general and situational) and performance over time. Conclusions: SBL training demonstrated an effect on self-efficacy and performance. Additional research is needed to confirm these findings. © 2014 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fadale, KL; Tucker, D; Dungan, J; Sabol, V

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1876-1399

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ecns.2014.02.002

Citation Source

  • Scopus