Activities per year
Methodology: mixed methods approach
A pre-post design will be used to evaluate the impact of simulation training on clinical reasoning, self-efficacy, self-confidence, and competency.
Video-ethnography featuring triangulation of skills, behaviours and clinical reasoning.
Methodology: mixed methods approach Participants will attend a day of simulation training and be video-recorded assessing and treating simulated patients. The participants’ self-perception of their clinical reasoning and competency for on-call will be measured using the ‘Critical Thinking in Respiratory Care’ instrument (CTRC);1 secondly with the ‘ACPRC on-call clinical competency questionnaire’2 before and immediately after the training. The participants’ perception of the effect of the simulation training will be measured immediately post-simulation via the ‘Simulation User’s Evaluation Questionnaire’.3 The CTRC and the ACPRC questionnaires will be repeated at 6 months after the training.
Analysis Means and standard deviations will be analysed for all outcome measures.1–3 The primary analysis will be a paired t-test of pre and immediate post-training CTRC scores to evaluate the effect of training on clinical reasoning. Participants’ skills, behaviours and clinical reasoning will be compared to the scenario learning outcomes developed by expert physiotherapists and respiratory academics and triangulated with the video data to determine the effect of training.
Potential impact It is anticipated that training using simulation will improve the self-confidence and self-efficacy of on-call physiotherapists alongside performance improvements.
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|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning|
|Issue number||Suppl 2|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Nov 2015|
|Event||The 6th Annual Conference of the Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare - Brighton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Nov 2015 → 5 Nov 2015
Conference number: 6th
Suzanne Gough (Consultant), Leah Greene (Consultant), Jodie Gibson (Consultant), Debra Nestel (Consultant), Neil Tuttle (Consultant), Mark Hellaby (Consultant) & Brian Webster-Henderson (Consultant)