Example of a Simulation Design in Nursing Education: Safe Chemotherapy Administration

Uslu Y., Ünver V., Kocatepe V., Karabacak Ü.

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE JOURNAL OF NURSING-FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE HEMSIRELIK DERGISI, vol.27, pp.304-313, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier


Chemotherapy is one of the treatment methods increasingly used in cancer. In this article, we aimed to share our simulation experiences within the scope of the elective course of Cancer Nursing in the Nursing Internship (4th year) program in the process of teaching safe chemotherapy administration methods. Simulation-based experience should be designed to attain specified educational goals and expected results as best as possible. Scenario implementation is based on the criteria of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning standards. A biologically safe drug preparation cabin in the drug preparation room of a simulation center was used, and a medium-fidelity mannequin-based simulator evaluating the vital signs was utilized as the simulator during the simulation implementation. In the patient history prepared within the scope of the scenario, the students were expected to achieve goals. An analysis was performed by a trainer who followed attentively the implementation during the scenario. In the analysis stage, sessions including 8-10 students were held using the Promoting Excellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation. A checklist was used to evaluate the skill steps of the students objectively. It is thought that this simulation scenario maintained in accordance with the standards of best practice of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning would guide the readers. The simulation is considered to be an effective method for safe medications, and it is recommended to plan different scenarios according to the levels of student.