Journal article

Plastic with personality: Increasing student engagement with manikins

Tamara Power, Claudia Virdun, Haidee White, Carolyn Hayes, Nicola Parker, Michelle Kelly, Rebecca Disler, Amanda Cottle

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY | CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Simulation allows students to practice key psychomotor skills and gain technical proficiency, fostering the development of clinical reasoning and student confidence in a low risk environment. Manikins are a valuable learning tool; yet there is a distinct lack of empirical research investigating how to enhance engagement between nursing students and manikins. OBJECTIVE: To describe student perspectives of a layered, technology enhanced approach to improve the simulation learning experience. EDUCATIONAL FRAMEWORK: Tanner's Model of Clinical Judgment underpins the entire curriculum. This study additionally drew on the principles of narrative pedagogy. INTERVENTION: Across ten teachi..

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