The effect of high- and low-fidelity simulators in learning heart and lung sounds by undergraduate nurses: a randomized controlled trial(dagger)


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MUTLU B. , YILMAZ Ö. E. , Dur S.

CONTEMPORARY NURSE, vol.55, pp.351-359, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/10376178.2019.1662321
  • Title of Journal : CONTEMPORARY NURSE
  • Page Numbers: pp.351-359

Abstract

Aim: To determine the effects of high- and low-fidelity simulators on student nurses' learning of heart and lung sounds. Background: Simulation is an important part of nursing education because it helps to improve patient care and provides patient security. Method: The sample consisted of 3rd and 4th year students who studied at a nursing faculty in Istanbul between April and June 2017. In this randomized controlled experimental study, students were randomly divided into 2 groups, the high-fidelity simulator group (HFS group, n = 36), and the low-fidelity simulator group (LFS group, n = 35). Results: The auscultation skill levels of the HFS group were significantly higher post-training in comparison to the pre-training measurement (P < .05). There were no significant differences in the auscultation skill levels of the LFS group between the pretest and posttest measurements. Conclusion: The use of high-fidelity simulators is more effective in the learning of heart and lung sounds by student nurses than low-fidelity simulators.