Faculty Development - Simulation Education for Nurses

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Faculty Development - Simulation Education for Nurses

  1. 1. Integrating Simulation into Clinical Education in Nursing: Effectiveness of Workshops to Prepare Clinical Faculty for their New RoleOshawa – November 2009<br />Presented by: B. Nicole Harder, RN, PhD(c)<br />
  2. 2. Session Agenda<br />Brief background regarding use of simulation in nursing education<br />Role of faculty development in simulation education<br />Survey conducted at the University of Manitoba on the simulation seminars for new instructors<br />Results<br />Impact for future faculty development needs<br />
  3. 3. Background - Physical Environment<br />Many simulation centres developed with research and budget surrounding types of mannequins/fidelity<br />Planning into the physical space where the mannequins will be housed<br />Human resources and required faculty development are not always part of the plan<br />
  4. 4. Background - Use of simulation<br />Integration of simulation into the curriculum<br />Planning/committees looking at placement of simulation<br />Many include simulation in clinical practice courses<br />
  5. 5. Faculty Development<br />Initial faculty development can include:<br />Familiarity with the high-fidelity mannequins<br />How to choose appropriate scenarios<br />Might include how to run through a chosen scenario<br />While there are many similarities, teaching with this technology is different than teaching in a lecture, lab or clinical setting. <br />
  6. 6. Desire for more<br />Workshops and conferences began to come up (e.g.) <br />We Bought the Mannequin – Now What?<br />Simulation Conferences<br />International Nurses Association for Clinical and Simulated Learning<br />Downside<br />Not everyone can attend, may be expensive<br />….. But many people are teaching with simulation mannequins…..<br />
  7. 7. Our experience<br />After 2 years of investigation, purchased high-fidelity simulators (HFS) in 2005<br />HFS sat in box for 6 months while we figured out both “how-to” and “what-to” do with these<br />Received product specific workshop (4 days total) with approximately 8 staff<br />Decided to use simulation as part of a clinical course<br />
  8. 8. Faculty Development Needs<br />Instructors who were part of the product specific workshop were going to be responsible for the mannequin<br />Coordinator responsible scheduling and simulation implementation<br />Clinical instructors were told to do what they do best: to teach the students<br />
  9. 9. Faculty Development Needs<br />HOWEVER<br />Quickly became apparent that not everyone knew how to teach <br />Created a workshop for the clinical instructors that:<br />How to facilitate during simulation experiences<br />Where do I stand? When do I jump in? What is the student role? What is my role?<br />Making the use of cueing during the simulation<br />Debriefing tips<br />
  10. 10. Survey Questions<br />Created a survey to evaluate whether the workshop addressed their needs or not<br />Questions included:<br />Initial reactions to simulation<br />Usefulness of simulation demonstrations<br />Feelings of preparedness to facilitate a simulation independently<br />Additional items they believed they would have helped them<br />
  11. 11. Survey Results<br />Response rate: n=25 (46% response rate)<br />84% had 16 years or more as a nurse however 72% had 5 years or less of teaching experience<br />Less than half came to the training sessions with a positive attitude towards simulation and the majority felt stressed about the training session (56%)<br />
  12. 12. Survey Results - continued<br />80% found that the demonstrations increased their comfort level in using HFS<br />Overall, 71% felt that that the workshop adequately prepared them to lead a simulation<br />
  13. 13. Implications of survey results<br />Found that while we were helping the clinical faculty, there was much more that we needed to do<br />Created a DVD for the instructors titled “How to successfully facilitate a simulation experience”<br />
  14. 14. Implications of survey results<br />Mandatory workshop attendance for all new clinical instructors<br />Newsletter put out once or twice a term that includes activities in the simulation centre and tips for facilitating in this environment.<br />
  15. 15. Ongoing faculty development needs<br />We need to go beyond the basics that we have been providing<br />Other research being conducted has shown that there is a disconnect between what the students believes help with their learning and what faculty believe.<br />
  16. 16. Faculty development<br />
  17. 17. Questions???<br />Thank you for your time<br />

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