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Review Article

Year: 2017 | Month: July | Volume: 7 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 340-353

High Fidelity Simulation in Nursing Education

Melba Sheila D’Souza1, Porkodi Arjunan2, Ramesh Venkatesaperumal1

1Adult Health and Critical Care, College of Nursing, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman,
2College of Nursing, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Chennai, Tamilnadu,

Corresponding Author: Melba Sheila D’Souza


Aim: This paper reviews the use of high fidelity simulation (HFS) in nursing education.
Methods: An integrative review was used to assess the effectiveness of high fidelity simulation in nursing education. Data search was between 2007 to 2016 using CINAHL, Cochrane, EMBASE, ERIC, MEDLINE, Ovid, Proquest, PsycINFO, Scopus, SciVal, Web of Science, Joanna Briggs Institute and EBSCO host. A total 45 articles met the eligibility criteria.
Discussion: Themes materialised were: learning in a safe, supportive and simulated environment, self-satisfaction and confidence, critical thinking and clinical reasoning, clinical decision-making and clinical judgement, knowledge retention and gain, skill acquisition and performance, interprofessional collaborative practice and nursing care, teamwork and communication, development of cognitive, psychomotor and behavioural skills.
Conclusion: HFS provides diverse learning experiences, promotes decision-making and skill acquisition to develop assessment and safe practice.
Implication: Nurse educators can create a variety of patient conditions for collaborative nursing care for increasing learning outcomes.

Key words: high fidelity simulation, technology, learning outcomes, students, nursing education

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