Date of Award
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Donna and Allan Lansing School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr Kimberly Hawkins
In the hospital setting, prevention of failure-to-rescue (FTR) events is an important aspect of patient safety. The use of patient simulation as a strategy to educate nurses on the prevention of these events offers two modes of learning: 1) experiential learning through simulation and 2) reflection through debriefing. The act of practicing to recognize a deteriorating patient through experiential learning and reflection may help increase nurses’ self-efficacy in recognizing a similar situation in their future practice. This quasi-experimental, one-group, pretest-posttest pilot study investigated the use of patient simulation among registered nurses (RNs) in the hospital setting as an anticipatory educational method for increasing self-efficacy, with the long term goal of reducing the risk of FTR situations. The findings of this study demonstrated that simulation as an educational strategy has a positive impact on self-efficacy and recommendations include integration of simulation into routine training practices for nurses in the hospital setting.
Seago, Trena K., "Failure-to-Rescue Simulations as a Risk Management Strategy for Registered Nurses" (2018). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones. 59.
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