Enhancing labor and delivery learning experiences through simulation

Barbara Sittner, Melody Hertzog, Margaret Ofe Fleck

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Abstract

Background: Maternal-child educators are seeking creative solutions to bridge didactic instruction to the clinical setting. Students have limited opportunities to provide hands-on obstetric care. Method: A pre-experimental design was used to assess junior-level baccalaureate nursing students' ability to transfer previous labor and delivery knowledge and clinical judgment to a simulated learning environment. A checklist was developed for nurse raters to evaluate team performance during the simulation learning experience. Results: The percentage of agreement for each pair of raters evaluating team performance using the video checklist during the simulation ranged from 72% to 82%, with kappas ranging from 0.40 to 0.62. Preliminary data show the checklist may be a viable option to evaluate clinical performance in a simulated labor and delivery environment. Conclusion: Future studies are needed to further evaluate learning strategies and outcomes using performance checklists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E521-E530
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Volume9
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Checklist
  • Labor & delivery
  • Nursing education
  • Patient simulation
  • Satisfaction

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  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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Enhancing labor and delivery learning experiences through simulation. / Sittner, Barbara; Hertzog, Melody; Fleck, Margaret Ofe.

In: Clinical Simulation in Nursing, Vol. 9, No. 11, 01.11.2013, p. E521-E530.

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Sittner, Barbara ; Hertzog, Melody ; Fleck, Margaret Ofe. / Enhancing labor and delivery learning experiences through simulation. In: Clinical Simulation in Nursing. 2013 ; Vol. 9, No. 11. pp. E521-E530.
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