ERIC Number: EJ1159250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Simulation as a Teaching Technology: A Brief History of Its Use in Nursing Education
Sanko, Jill S.
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v18 n2 p77-85 2017
Simulation can be used for teaching or practicing both technical skills (insertion of intravenous catheters, or suturing for example) and non-technical skills (communication and teamwork). A combination of full body, high and low technology simulators (mannequins designed to depict humans), body part or body system-specific task trainers (models of specific body areas or systems), standardized patients (actual humans who are trained to portray illnesses for the purpose of allowing practice of taking a health history or health assessment), and virtual reality can be used as part of a simulation-based education program. The article explains how simulation can be used in nursing education.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Simulation, Nursing Education, Skill Development, Patients, Computer Simulation, Experiential Learning, Educational History, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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