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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: Aug | Volume: 7 | Issue: 8 | Pages: 253-261

The Effects of Simulation Training on Identifying Cardiopulmonary Health Problems

Eylem TOPBAŞ1, Gülay BİNGÖL2, Öznur GÖRGEN2, Banu TERZİ1, Aslı Yılmaz2

1Assistant Professor, 2Lecturer,
Amasya University, School of Health, Nursing Department
Office address: Amasya University İpekköy Yerleşkesi Shell karşısı İpekköy/AMASYA, TURKEY

Corresponding Author: Eylem TOPBAŞ


Background: Management of cardiopulmonary health problems is a significant subject that should be studied in detail in nursing education.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of simulation training on pre-graduate final-year nursing students’ identification of cardiopulmonary health problems.
Methods: The population and sample of this quasi-experimental study consisted of fourth year nursing students (N=62). The training took place in two stages; at school and hospital. The effectiveness of the training was evaluated using a pre- and post-test.
Results: We discovered that there was a statistically significant difference between the total mean scores of the pre- and post-test (p<0.001), and the students’ mean score of training satisfaction was 4.87 (range, 1-5).
Conclusions: Simulation training was found effective in increasing the students’ knowledge, competence, and satisfaction level. The students were deemed competent to identify cardiopulmonary health problems. We recommend that there are further simulation practices as an effective education strategy in nursing education, and that simulation is integrated into the training programs and its clinical reflections are evaluated.

Key words:Cardiopulmonary, simulation, nursing students

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