Human patient simulation HPS has been used for over 40 years in medical education. A human patient simulator is a life-like, anatomically correct, computer driven mannequin with physiologic responses that mimic real patients. Since the introduction of computerized HPS in , its use by medical and nursing students has grown exponentially. Approximately nursing schools are using human patient simulators in nursing education. Researchers have suggested that using HPS can assist in reducing the gaps between theory and practice by improving critical thinking, decision making and patient outcomes. An increase in recognition of medical errors has dictated the need to improve education by allowing students and clinicians to learn in an environment that permits errors and do not put real patients in danger.
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Rosella I. Beebe , West Virginia University. This study examined the relationship between human patient simulation HPS , critical thinking skills, and knowledge acquisition after HPS was integrated across the curriculum of an associate degree nursing program to determine if differences existed in critical thinking and knowledge of students based on the fidelity of HPS used and amount of student exposure to HPS. The effectiveness of HPS when used as a teaching strategy in lieu of traditional clinical experiences was examined to determine the impact on critical thinking and knowledge in relation to the percentage of traditional clinical experiences substituted with HPS. An ex post facto design was used with a convenience sample of graduates drawn from the six cohorts of graduates who graduated from the nursing program spring through spring
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Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. Direct link. Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. Public health relies on well trained nurses and clinical experience is an important component of that training.
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