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Can the use of moulage help BSN nursing students correctly identify important clinical findings in simulated patients?
Can the use of moulage help BSN nursing students correctly identify important clinical findings in simulated patients? Abstract
Introduction: In the changing world of healthcare, the demands of clinical patient care force nursing students to utilize advanced clinical reasoning skills. Today nursing schools are required to teach students how to develop and sharpen clinical judgment. Simulation assists in instruction by meeting needs of all learning styles. Research has shown that nursing students tend to be more visual/verbal in learning (Brannan, White & Long 2016). In simulation, learner engagement is essential for concept teaching.
Method: The study will involve 50 BSN nursing students. Students will be exposed to moulage depicting clinical conditions. A pre-survey concerning what is being represented by the moulage will be administered. The following week, a simulation which uses moulage will be conducted. A post-survey will be administered after the simulation. The post-survey will repeat pre-survey questions with the additional question that asks the students to self-identify the learning style they used most in the simulation, as identified by the VARK questionnaire.
Results: At the present time, the study is scheduled to conclude at the end of the 2019 fall semester. The resulting data will be examined using McNemar’s analysis.
Conclusion: Moulage used in simulation can assist with the retention of important clinical information. With repeat exposure to appropriately used moulage in simulation, nursing students physical assessment skills will improve, leading to better patient care.
Successfully identify the disease process present with the moulage use during simulation.
Demonstrate the knowledge of how to appropriately treat simulated patients moulage disorder.
Retain the clinical information learned from moulage presentation in simulation to effectively treat clinical patients.