This article by Han et al was published in the Japan Journal of Nursing Science in December 2017.
Aim: To examine the effects of a simulated emergency airway management education program on the self-efficacy and clinical performance among nurses in intensive care units.Methods: A one-group, pre- and post-test design was used. Thirty-five nurses who were working in adult intensive care units participated in this study. The simulation education program included lectures, skill demonstration, skill training, team-based practice, and debriefing. Self-efficacy and clinical performance questionnaires were completed before the program and 1 week after its completion. The data were analyzed by using descriptive statistics and the paired t-test to compare the mean differences between the pre-test and post-test. The scores before and after education were compared.
Results: After education, there was a significant improvement in the nurses’ self-efficacy and clinical performance in emergency airway management situations.
Conclusion: Simulation education effectively improved the self-efficacy and clinical performance of the nurses who were working in intensive care units. Based on the program for clinical nurses within a hospital, it will provide information that might advance clinical nursing education.
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