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Title: Simulation Education for Recertification of Ventilation Associated Protocols for Respiratory Therapists
Authors: Carling, Bronwen
Supervisor(s): Rich, Mariann (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Examining Committee: Perry, Beth (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Johnson, Steven (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Jerry, Paul (Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University)
Degree: Master of Health Studies
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: Simulation Education
high fidelity simulation
respiratory therapy
mechanical ventilation
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2015
Abstract: High fidelity simulation is an educational tool used in healthcare to mimic experiences encountered in the real clinical environment. It has the potential to enhance teaching and learning across all health disciplines, but it is also a costly educational tool lacking rigourous research to justify and enhance its use. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact an education session using high fidelity simulation has on Respiratory Therapists’ knowledge of mechanical ventilation associated protocols compared to usual methods of recertification. A randomized control trial using pre and post-tests allowed for comparison of scores between the two groups: those that read and reviewed the protocol and education package, and those exposed to simulation education as well as the usual method for recertification. The results are intended to inform educational practices in Respiratory Therapy departments regarding the use of simulation education to recertify Respiratory Therapists in mechanical ventilation associated protocols.
Graduation Date: Jan-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/61
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