The Timing of Simulation-Based Scenario Implementation in Patient Safety Education: The Example of the Operating Room

Ocaktan N., USLU Y., Kanig M., ÜNVER V., KARABACAK Ü.

CLINICAL SIMULATION IN NURSING, pp.80-88, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ecns.2020.08.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, CINAHL
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-88
  • Keywords: simulation-based experience, patient safety, implementation time, clinical practice, STUDENT SATISFACTION, SELF-CONFIDENCE, DESIGN SCALE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Simulation-based experiences (SBEs) are accepted as an effective strategy for learning about patient safety in operating rooms, which are known as high-risk working environments. In im-plementing SBEs, there is a need to investigate when students prefer simulation and when it is effective for students' success. Methods: A total of 56 students were included in the study, which was designed as a quasiexperimental study. The data were collected through the Theoretical Knowledge Test, Skills Assessment Form, Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Scale, Simulation Design Scale, and Educational Applications Questionnaire forms. Results: Although there were no differences found between students' satisfaction, self-confidence, and education practices, there was a remarkable decrease in the Simulation Design Scale responses of the students in the group who applied the SBE after clinical practice compared with those of the group who applied the SBE before clinical practice, and there was a statistically significant difference in the support subdimension. Conclusion: The results of this study show that scenario implementation during education about patient safety in the operating room is more effective if performed before clinical application. (C) 2020 International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.