Development and Evaluation of a Scenario for Simulation Learning of Care for Children with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Neonatal Intensive Care Units

시뮬레이션 학습을 위한 호흡곤란증후군 환아 시나리오 개발 및 학습 수행 평가

  • 이명남 (연세대학교대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 김희순 (연세대학교 간호대학) ;
  • 정현철 (삼육대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김영희 (중앙대학교병원 보험심사과) ;
  • 강경아 (삼육대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2012.09.24
  • Accepted : 2012.11.12
  • Published : 2013.01.31


Purpose: This study was done to develop a scenario and evaluate student performance in simulation learning of care for children with respiratory distress syndrome in neonatal intensive care units. Methods: To test the application effect, a one group pre-test design was applied. The scenario based on actual patients and textbook material was developed through several meetings of experts. The scenario was used with 17 groups of 55 senior nursing students who participated voluntarily. Results: Contents were organized focusing on the nursing process for simulation learning. In the application of knowledge and skills, nursing students had high scores in the contents of observation of oxygen saturation, and care to relieve dyspnea. Participants' ability, especially in suction and oxygen supply in the evaluation of objective structured clinical examination was not adequate. There was a significant positive correlation between problem-solving ability and satisfaction in learning. Conclusion: The respiratory distress syndrome simulation scenario developed in this study was an effective tool to give students experience in problem solving and critical thinking ability under conditions similar to reality. The development of various scenarios for child nursing care is needed.


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