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Nurse Educ Today. 2011 Oct;31(7):687-93. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.03.006. Epub 2011 Apr 8.

FIRST2ACT: educating nurses to identify patient deterioration - a theory-based model for best practice simulation education.

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School of Rural Health Monash University, PO Box 666 Bendigo Victoria 3552, Australia. penny.buykx@monash.edu

Abstract

Delayed assessment and mismanagement of patient deterioration is a substantial problem for which educational preparation can have an impact. This paper describes the development of the FIRST(2)ACT simulation model based on well-established theory and contemporary empirical evidence. The model combines evidence-based elements of assessment, simulation, self-review and expert feedback, and has been tested in undergraduate nurses, student midwives and post-registration nurses. Participant evaluations indicated a high degree of satisfaction and substantial self-rated increases in knowledge, confidence and competence. This evidence-based model should be considered for both undergraduate and post-registration education programs.

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21481992
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10.1016/j.nedt.2011.03.006
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