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Use of a Virtual Learning Platform for Distance-Based Simulation in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum.

Publication ,  Journal Article
Carman, M; Xu, S; Rushton, S; Smallheer, BA; Williams, D; Amarasekara, S; Oermann, MH
Published in: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn
September 2017

Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) programs that use high-fidelity simulation as a teaching tool need to consider innovative strategies to provide distance-based students with learning experiences that are comparable to those in a simulation laboratory.The purpose of this article is to describe the use of virtual simulations in a distance-based ACNP program and student performance in the simulations.Virtual simulations using iSimulate were integrated into the ACNP course to promote the translation of content into a clinical context and enable students to develop their knowledge and decision-making skills. With these simulations, students worked as a team, even though they were at different sites from each other and from the faculty, to manage care of an acutely ill patient.The students were assigned to simulation groups of 4 students each. One week before the simulation, they reviewed past medical records. The virtual simulation sessions were recorded and then evaluated. The evaluation tools assessed 8 areas of performance and included key behaviors in each of these areas to be performed by students in the simulation. More than 80% of the student groups performed the key behaviors.Virtual simulations provide a learning platform that allows live interaction between students and faculty, at a distance, and application of content to clinical situations. With simulation, learners have an opportunity to practice assessment and decision-making in emergency and high-risk situations. Simulations not only are valuable for student learning but also provide a nonthreatening environment for staff to practice, receive feedback on their skills, and improve their confidence.

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Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn

DOI

EISSN

1538-8646

ISSN

0730-4625

Publication Date

September 2017

Volume

36

Issue

5

Start / End Page

284 / 289

Related Subject Headings

  • Nursing
  • 1110 Nursing
 

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Carman, M., Xu, S., Rushton, S., Smallheer, B. A., Williams, D., Amarasekara, S., & Oermann, M. H. (2017). Use of a Virtual Learning Platform for Distance-Based Simulation in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn, 36(5), 284–289. https://doi.org/10.1097/dcc.0000000000000259
Carman, Margaret, Shu Xu, Sharron Rushton, Benjamin A. Smallheer, Denise Williams, Sathya Amarasekara, and Marilyn H. Oermann. “Use of a Virtual Learning Platform for Distance-Based Simulation in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum.Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn 36, no. 5 (September 2017): 284–89. https://doi.org/10.1097/dcc.0000000000000259.
Carman M, Xu S, Rushton S, Smallheer BA, Williams D, Amarasekara S, et al. Use of a Virtual Learning Platform for Distance-Based Simulation in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn. 2017 Sep;36(5):284–9.
Carman, Margaret, et al. “Use of a Virtual Learning Platform for Distance-Based Simulation in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum.Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn, vol. 36, no. 5, Sept. 2017, pp. 284–89. Epmc, doi:10.1097/dcc.0000000000000259.
Carman M, Xu S, Rushton S, Smallheer BA, Williams D, Amarasekara S, Oermann MH. Use of a Virtual Learning Platform for Distance-Based Simulation in an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Curriculum. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn. 2017 Sep;36(5):284–289.

Published In

Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing : Dccn

DOI

EISSN

1538-8646

ISSN

0730-4625

Publication Date

September 2017

Volume

36

Issue

5

Start / End Page

284 / 289

Related Subject Headings

  • Nursing
  • 1110 Nursing