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Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients

Kristine Haddeland of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder has submitted her thesis entitled “Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients“ and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 23 October 2020. (Photo: Private)

The overall aim of the PhD project «Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients» was to evaluate the efficacy of using high-fidelity simulations in undergraduate nursing education.

Kristine Haddeland

PhD Candidate

The disputation will be held digitally, because of the Corona covid-19-situation. Spectators may follow the disputation digitally – link is available below.

 

Kristine Haddeland of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder has submitted her thesis entitled “Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients“ and will defend the thesis for the PhD-degree Friday 23 October 2020.

She has followed the PhD Programme at the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences at the University of Agder.

Summary of the thesis by Kristine Haddeland:

“Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients“

The overall aim of the PhD project «Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients» was to evaluate the efficacy of using high-fidelity simulations in undergraduate nursing education.

Three sub-projects

The PhD project consists of three sub-projects.

  • The first study contains a systematic review and meta-analysis, including 14 intervention studies on the learning benefits of using high-fidelity simulation in undergraduate nursing education.
  • For the second study, we developed and validated a questionnaire to evaluate the effects of high-fidelity simulation teaching on undergraduate nursing students’ development of knowledge and degree of self-confidence after having attended a class that included a high-fidelity simulation session. We proceeded to use this questionnaire in the third study.
  • The third study is a randomised controlled trial, where one group of undergraduate nursing students filled out the questionnaire before and after attending a high-fidelity simulation teaching session. Study 3 includes a control group.

Increased self-confidence

The level of knowledge and the perception of self-confidence increased more for undergraduate nursing students’ who attended teaching sessions based on high-fidelity simulation, compared to undergraduate nursing students’ who did not attend the high-fidelity simulation classes.

A safe learning environment, the ability to learn by taking on different roles, and the opportunity to experience realistic scenarios through simulation were named by the students as essential factors for learning. 

The educators of the undergraduate study programme highlighted that the facilitation of a safe learning environment with room for reflection combined with the student-centred approach of high-fidelity simulation played an essential role in the learning process.

 

The project has a clear international profile through its association with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

 

Disputation facts:

The trial lecture and the public defence will take place online, via the Zoom conferencing app (link below)

Dean of the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Professor Anders Johan Wickstrøm Andersen, will chair the disputation.

The trial lecture at 10:15 hours
Public defence at 12:15 hours

 

Given topic for trial lecture«What types of outcome measures for simulation-based learning are available, what do they measure/assess, and which level in Kirkpatrick's four-level model do they belong to?»

Thesis Title“Effects of Using High-Fidelity Simulation on Nursing Students’ Recognition of and Response to Deteriorating Patients”

Search for the thesis in AURA - Agder University Research Archive, a digital archive of scientific papers, theses and dissertations from the academic staff and students at the University of Agder.

The thesis is available here:

 

The Candidate: Kristine Haddeland (1980, Ålesund) Bachelor degree in Nursing, Oslo University College (2002). Further education in Neuroscience Nursing, Bergen University College (2006), Masters degree in Health Science, University of Agder (2012). Clinical background mainly from the Division of Clinical Neuro Science, Rikshospitalet, Oslo University Hospital (2002-2010) and the Department of Neurology at Sørlandet Hospital, Kristiansand (2012-2017). Present position: Assistant Professor at the Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder.

Opponents:

First opponent: Professor Sissel Iren Husebø, Department of Quality and Health Technology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Stavanger

Annenopponent: Leg läkare, med.dr. Johan Creutzfeldt, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology - Anestesi, KI - Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Associate Professor Solveig Tomstad, Department of Health and Nursing Science, University of Agder, is appointed as the administrator for the assessment commitee.

Supervisors were Professor Mariann Fossum, UiA (main supervisor) and Professor Åshild Slettebø, UiA (co-supervisor)

 

What to do as an audience member:

The disputation is open to the public, but to follow the trial lecture and the public defence, which is transmitted via the Zoom conferencing app, you have to register as an audience member.

We ask audience members to join the virtual trial lecture at 10:05 at the earliest and the public defense at 12:05 at the earliest. After these times, you can leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. Further, we ask audience members to turn off their microphone and camera and keep them turned off throughout the event. You do this at the bottom left of the image when in Zoom. We recommend you use ‘Speaker view’. You select that at the top right corner of the video window when in Zoom.

Opponent ex auditorio:

The chair invites members of the public to pose questions ex auditorio in the introduction to the public defense, with deadlines. Questions can be submitted to the chair, Dean Anders Johan Wickstrøm Andersen on e-mail anders.j.w.andersen@uia.no