Development and effect of Simulation-based Educational Program for Communication to Prevent Patients from Safety Accident by Nurses working in the Public Medical Institutions

공공의료기관 간호사의 환자안전사고 대처를 위한 시뮬레이션 기반 의사소통 교육프로그램 개발 및 효과

  • Mok, Seung Hyun (Graduate School of Health and Nursing, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Sung Hee (Red Cross College of Nursing, Chung-Ang University)
  • 목승현 (중앙대학교 건강간호대학원) ;
  • 김성희 (중앙대학교 적십자간호대학)
  • Received : 2020.07.01
  • Accepted : 2020.10.05
  • Published : 2020.10.31


This study focused on the development of a simulation-based educational program for communication, targeted to prevent safety accidents of patients. Application of the program to nurses working in public medical institutions was assessed to identify the effects of the program in terms of communication skill, self-efficacy, critical thinking disposition, and problem solving ability of nurses, before and after completion of the education. Method: A total of 32 nurses, working in hospitals designated as public medical institutions, were selected as subject participants in the present study. Data were collected during the period August 19 to 20, 2019, and analyzed by SPSS 23.0. Results: Results obtained from the present study reveals significant efficacy of the educational program, in respect of improved communication skill, self-efficacy, and problem-solving ability. On completion of the educational program, we observed an increase in the critical thinking disposition of nurses, although it was statistically insignificant. Conclusions: We believe that the educational program developed in the present study can be exploited as a foundation for developing other programs intending to improve the communication skill of nurses employed in clinics of public medical institutions, targeted to prevent occurrence of safety accidents of patients.


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