Innovations in clinical simulation: Application of Benner's theory in an interactive patient care simulation

Charles Larew, Sherrie Lessans, Debra Spunt, Dawn Foster, Barbara G. Covington

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Abstract

This article introduces the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Nursing clinical simulation protocol structure and lessons learned while using this protocol in a mandatory learning experience for over 190 adult health students. Students use a SimMan™ manikin in a high-fidelity, interactive clinical simulation to provide care to "unstable patients." Benner's concepts regarding the performance characteristics and learning needs of nurses with varying levels of clinical competency were incorporated into the development of the simulation. The simulation provides a positive learning experience in which students refine their patient management skills and collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to resolve common postoperative problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalNursing education perspectives
Volume27
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

Keywords

  • Benner's Professional Advancement Model
  • Clinical Simulation
  • Learning Laboratories
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Theory
  • Teaching Methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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