Introduction to Simulation Education in Healthcare | UTennesseeX on edX | Course About Video


KIMBERLY BROWN: I
really love simulation, because it gives us an
opportunity to not only increase our student’s confidence
in their skills, but it’s also a place that
this is very safe for them to perform their skills
without patient harm. ALISA MELNIKOVA: The
things that we got to do helped a lot in a clinical
setting, because when we did run into certain situations,
it wasn’t that we were unfamiliar with what we were doing. We kind of had a chance to experience
it in a safe place, an environment where you just get to learn, and there aren’t
really repercussions to what you do. And you get to learn from the
things that you may do well or may do not so well. KIMBERLY BROWN: It’s a
wonderful place for them to talk about their
feelings in regard to how certain situations make them feel. It helps them increase
obviously their skill base, but more than that, it
increases their confidence. SHELBY CRENSHAW: These simulation
experiences have really helped me, mostly I think, in my confidence
as a new student nurse, and hopefully soon a new
staff nurse in the hospital. They’ve really become a place for me
to fumble around with the equipment and not be embarrassed about it
before I go into the hospital. And they’ve become a place where
I can come in and ask questions, and I can get answers. I can get feedback on, hey,
this is what you did wrong. These are things that
you can improve on, but also, this is what you did right. TREVOR ROGERS: Something
that really stands out to me is the ability that we have here
to be as autonomous as regular RNs will be. As a student nurse, you don’t
really have the opportunity to take on the role of an RN. You’re following an RN, but you’re
not actually participating as an RN with the patients. KIMBERLY BROWN: We are able
to control the scenarios. We are able to control the environment
that we otherwise cannot control in the clinical area. TREVOR ROGERS: My time during
simulation has been one that I will take with me for
the rest of my life as a nurse. For example, we’ve had chances
to work with these mannequins and help them through some of
the things that we will actually be doing during our time as RNs in
whatever hospital will be working in. During our time in simulation, we
are communicating with doctors. We are communicating with pharmacists. We’re communicating with other nurses. And that’s something that you
lack when you’re a student nurse. And you don’t really have
the opportunity to do. ALISA MELNIKOVA: So having that
experience, and having that exposure, and being able to sit there and look
at that– in coming into the hospital, it wasn’t anything. And it didn’t throw me off. And I felt prepared. And I knew what I was looking
at, which was a great feeling. KIMBERLY BROWN: So it helps us
to speak and address directly concerns or problem areas
that we see with our students. And then we’re able to focus our
interactions in regard to that. MARIE FOX: We’re a small program,
but we have a high volume of students that go through. So growing our simulation
lab was really important. I was a little intimidated
when I signed up, but I realized pretty quickly that
we were all at very different points, and that we all learned a lot
of techniques, things like where to get your labels for your meds,
how to recycle your IV bags, and lots of very useful tips
brought us all together. And we all learned what we needed. KIMBERLY BROWN: Big
benefit to my course, and I really enjoy incorporating
simulation in our program. SUSAN FANCHER: The
simulation in health courses are designed to teach,
engage, and challenge those who have goals to develop
simulation in a chosen environment. Whether you have to used
simulation in the past, or you are just hearing the
word for the first time, our courses are designed to enrich your
understanding of this educational tool.

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