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Impact of a web based interactive simulation game (PULSE) on nursing students'experience and performance in life support training — A pilot study

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Cook, Neal F., McAloon, Toni, O'Neill, Philip and Beggs, Richard (2012) Impact of a web based interactive simulation game (PULSE) on nursing students'experience and performance in life support training — A pilot study. Nurse Education Today, 32 . pp. 714-720. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.09.013

Abstract

The delivery of effective life support measures is highly associated with the quality, design and implementation of the education that underpins it. Effectively responding to a critical event is a requirement for all nurses illustrating the need for effective educational approaches from pre-registration training through to enhancing and maintaining life support skills after qualification. This paper reports the findings of utilising a web-based multimedia simulation game PULSE (Platform for Undergraduate Life Support Education). The platform wasdeveloped to enhance the student experience of life support education, to motivate on-going learning and engagement and to improve psychomotor skills associated with the provision of Intermediate Life Support(ILS) training. Pre training participants played PULSE and during life support training data was collected from an intervention and a control group of final year undergraduate nursing students (N=34). Quantitative analysis of performance took place and qualitative data was generated from a questionnaire assessing thelearning experience. A statistically significant difference was found between the competence the groups displayed in the three skills sets of checking equipment, airway assessment and the safe/effective use of defibrillatorat ILS level, and PULSE was positively evaluated as an educational tool when used alongside traditional life support training.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness
ID Code:22934
Deposited By:Mrs Toni McAloon
Deposited On:14 Aug 2012 11:41
Last Modified:15 Oct 2012 09:27

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