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Simulation Learning PC Screen-Based vs. High Fidelity

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Annual rept. 26 Jul 2010-25 Jul 2011

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As the number and complexity of disasters increases across the world, increased attention is being paid to disaster and trauma nursing. Since 2001, the US has experienced numerous significant natural, technological and human made disasters. Presently, a large number of military nurses are directly involved in providing care to wounded soldiers on the battlefields of Iraq, Afghanistan, and other areas throughout the world. Core disaster nursing competencies have been identified, but we have yet been able to identify the most efficient and effective methods for competency based disaster nursing education. The purpose of this project is to identify the most efficient and effective method for teaching trauma nursing skills to military and civilian nurses. The project is being conducted at two research sites, namely the University of Hawaii at Manoa UHM, and the Tripler Army Medical Center TAMC. There is a principle investigator PI for each site Dr. Kristine Qureshi UHM and COL Hopkins-Chadwick- TAMC. This research effort will develop and pilot test an evaluation model that can be used to compare different learning and cost effectiveness outcomes for PC screen based PCSB learning versus high fidelity simulation HFS learning for military and civilian trauma nursing skills i. e., trauma triage, airway management, and complex wound management. The model developed will be useful for future research about the best methods for the use of simulation for clinical skills training military and civilian clinicians.

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  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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