FOR A CLINICAL SIMULATION PROJECT
This Project Is Being Conducted By:
Arizona State Board of Nursing, Arizona State University & Scottsdale Community College
Healthcare safety is a concern in today's workplace as there is substantial evidence that medical errors are a leading cause of death and injury in the United States. Patient safety, including prevention of errors and complications is a priority goal in nursing practice. Simulations that accurately reflect common nursing care scenarios may be useful for increasing student and registered nurses' ability to avoid errors.
Description of Research Study
If you decide to participate, then you will join a study funded by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing involving research of competency evaluation using simulation scenarios. Volunteers are needed who are: (a) Registered Nurses with varying years of nursing practice experience, or (b) Registered Nurses with a Bachelor's degree or higher and three years or more of nursing experience who work in a role that involves evaluation of the nursing practice of others.
Registered Nurses with varying years of experience will be asked to participate in individually scheduled 3 ½ hour session and complete 3 simulation scenarios. Prior to the 3 ½ hour session, you will receive an orientation to the simulation environment and set a date to receive the information needed to prepare for the simulation scenarios.
Registered Nurses with a Bachelor's degree or higher and three years or more of nursing experience who work in a role that involves evaluation of the nursing practice of others will be asked to rate video recorded nursing practice of others acting in simulation scenarios.
Costs and Payments
The researchers want your decision about participating in the study to be absolutely voluntary. Yet they recognize that your participation may pose some inconvenience. In order to show our appreciation for your time, we will give you a token of appreciation at the completion of each simulation session or evaluation session of video recorded performances. This token of appreciation is a $30.00 gift card to a local store. If you do not complete the simulation session, or the evaluations you will not receive the gift card.
During Phase I of this study, volunteers stated that participating in the simulations or evaluations provided them with the following benefits:
"I learned so much about evaluating nursing competency"
"It was a great way to see situations in real time and how nurses act and react"
"I think this would be a great experience for every new nurse prior to those first live patients"
"This is a great way for nurses to learn and improve nursing practice"
"I wish I could have these scenarios more, so I can practice"
"Doing the simulations gave me a chance to practice my skills"
"It was really a lot of fun to care for the simulation patients in a risk-free environment"
"Being a participant offered me a chance to contribute to better care for all"
For more information contact project secretary at (480)-425-6909 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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