The Impact of Simulation on Knowledge and Performance Gain Regarding Diabetic Patient Care

Aimee Woda*, Jamie Hansen, Kristina Thomas Dreifuerst, Polly Anderson, Theresa Hardy, Mauricio Garnier-Villarreal

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Abstract

Background: It is essential that nurses be prepared to provide quality care for patients with diabetes, a common condition today. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of a high-fidelity simulation on traditional prelicensure nursing students' knowledge and performance related to care of the diabetic patient. Methods: This multisite, multimeasure study used a purposive, quasiexperimental pretest-posttest design. Results: Simulation positively impacted performance change scores. Pretest scores were positively associated with simulation scores and posttest scores. Conclusions: The findings from this study support the use of high-fidelity simulation to improve care of the diabetic patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-21
Number of pages6
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Volume34
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • diabetic care
  • knowledge
  • nursing student
  • simulation
  • student performance

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