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Simulation as a learning tool in the oncology setting.

C Simmers P - J Adv Pract Oncol (2014)

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Affiliation: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.

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David Gaba, associate dean for Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning at Stanford University School of Medicine, describes simulation as a technique, not a technology, that recreates real patient experiences and gives participants the opportunity to learn concepts, develop skills, and practice without causing harm to the patient (Gaba, 2012)... Research has shown simulation improves learning for both medical and nursing students in many different clinical domains (Gaba, 2012)... Participants in the simulation experience learn principles of teamwork and communication... Simulation can effectively assess knowledge gaps and provide a safe and supportive learning environment... This teaching included experiential learning through high-fidelity simulation, debriefing, evaluation, posttest questions, PowerPoint presentations, and videos... At the conclusion of 1 year, graduate nurses would have the opportunity to sit for the OCN exam, the fee for which would be covered by their employer... Through experiential methods, oncology nurses learn the appropriate and evidence-based way to treat patients when an oncologic emergency occurs... Through the use of high-fidelity simulation, novice nurses had the opportunity to be exposed to varied oncologic emergencies and were evaluated and debriefed on their use of nursing knowledge and critical thinking pathways while participating in the simulation... The oncology simulations done with novice oncology nurses were performed in a way that did not place significance on achievement, but focused instead on learning and pushing each participant toward a higher level of critical thought and competence... Despite these disadvantages, the advantages to simulation are numerous... Being in a safe environment where making mistakes is a part of learning decreases the risk of causing harm to a live patient... Although the program described in this article focused on nurses, the benefits of simulation training can also be applied to advanced practitioners in oncology: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants... These clinicians could benefit from an adjunct learning strategy such as simulation because practice and repetition usage in simulation aid in acquiring medical expertise and comprehension... The shortage of medical professionals will continue, and the lack of clinical experiences for novice oncology nurses will endure... The aging of our nursing workforce impels educators to come up with new methods to train our future oncology nurses in a safe, effective environment.

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David Gaba, associate dean for Immersive and Simulation-Based Learning at Stanford University School of Medicine, describes simulation as a technique, not a technology, that recreates real patient experiences and gives participants the opportunity to learn concepts, develop skills, and practice without causing harm to the patient (Gaba, 2012)... Research has shown simulation improves learning for both medical and nursing students in many different clinical domains (Gaba, 2012)... Participants in the simulation experience learn principles of teamwork and communication... Simulation can effectively assess knowledge gaps and provide a safe and supportive learning environment... This teaching included experiential learning through high-fidelity simulation, debriefing, evaluation, posttest questions, PowerPoint presentations, and videos... At the conclusion of 1 year, graduate nurses would have the opportunity to sit for the OCN exam, the fee for which would be covered by their employer... Through experiential methods, oncology nurses learn the appropriate and evidence-based way to treat patients when an oncologic emergency occurs... Through the use of high-fidelity simulation, novice nurses had the opportunity to be exposed to varied oncologic emergencies and were evaluated and debriefed on their use of nursing knowledge and critical thinking pathways while participating in the simulation... The oncology simulations done with novice oncology nurses were performed in a way that did not place significance on achievement, but focused instead on learning and pushing each participant toward a higher level of critical thought and competence... Despite these disadvantages, the advantages to simulation are numerous... Being in a safe environment where making mistakes is a part of learning decreases the risk of causing harm to a live patient... Although the program described in this article focused on nurses, the benefits of simulation training can also be applied to advanced practitioners in oncology: nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants... These clinicians could benefit from an adjunct learning strategy such as simulation because practice and repetition usage in simulation aid in acquiring medical expertise and comprehension... The shortage of medical professionals will continue, and the lack of clinical experiences for novice oncology nurses will endure... The aging of our nursing workforce impels educators to come up with new methods to train our future oncology nurses in a safe, effective environment.

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