BMC Nursing (Sep 2012)

Managing patient deterioration: a protocol for enhancing undergraduate nursing students’ competence through web-based simulation and feedback techniques

  • Cooper Simon,
  • Beauchamp Alison,
  • Bogossian Fiona,
  • Bucknall Tracey,
  • Cant Robyn,
  • DeVries Brett,
  • Endacott Ruth,
  • Forbes Helen,
  • Hill Robyn,
  • Kinsman Leigh,
  • Kain Victoria J,
  • McKenna Lisa,
  • Porter Jo,
  • Phillips Nicole,
  • Young Susan

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11, no. 1
p. 18


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Abstract Aims To describe a funded proposal for the development of an on-line evidence based educational program for the management of deteriorating patients. Background There are international concerns regarding the management of deteriorating patients with issues around the ‘failure to rescue’. The primary response to these issues has been the development of medical emergency teams with little focus on the education of primary first responders. Design/Methods A mixed methods triangulated convergent design. In this four phase proposal we plan to 1. examine nursing student team ability to manage deteriorating patients and based upon these findings 2. develop web based educational material, including interactive scenarios. This educational material will be tested and refined in the third Phase 3, prior to evaluation and dissemination in the final phase. Conclusion This project aims to enhance knowledge development for the management of deteriorating patients through rigorous assessment of team performance and to produce a contemporary evidence-based online training program.