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Instructional Technology
A look at the use of human patient simulators for training nurses.
# 104496 | 1,002 words | 3 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Jun 16, 2008 in Medical and Health (Nursing) , Education (General)

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This paper discusses how human patient simulators (HPSs) have been used in teaching students the fundamentals of pathophysiology, pharmacology and acute incident management, initially by medical schools for more than two decades and how they have only been introduced and utilized by nursing undergraduate and graduate education schools for less than a decade. The human patient simulator (HPS) by Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI) is utilized in this discussion.

Hardware, Software and Faculty Support
Technology Competency Skills Required

From the Paper:

"The scenario editor possesses more than 70 pre-scripted event scenarios that allow the instructor to create different situations that occur over the course of treatment of the "patient." Like the patient editor, it allows for tailoring of a standard scenario template to accomplish specific learning objectives or the creation of a custom scenario. Finally, a data recorder creates a precise record of patient interventions done by a specific user at a specific time index, which can be stored or printed for evaluation purposes. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bearnson C.S. & Wiker K.M. (2005). Human patient simulators: A new face in baccalaureate nursing education at Brigham Young University. J Nurs Educ, 44(9), 421-5. Retrieved June 6, 2007, from the PubMed database.
  • Jeffries, P. (2005). A Framework for designing, implementing, and evaluating simulations used as teaching strategies in nursing. Nursing Education Perspectives, 26(2), 96-104.
  • Nehring W.M. & Lashley F.R. (2004). Current use and opinions regarding human patient simulators in nursing education: an international survey. Nurs Educ Perspect, 25(5), 244-8. Retrieved June 6, 2007, from the PubMed database.

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