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Nurs Educ Perspect. 2018 Mar/Apr;39(2):102-104. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000225.

Avstick: An Intravenous Catheter Insertion Simulator for Use with Standardized Patients.

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About the Authors Andrew Devenny, ME, Danielle Lord, BME, and Joshua Matthews, BME, are research assistants, University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering, Newark, Delaware. Julia Tuhacek, BSN, is a research assistant, University of Delaware School of Nursing. Jennifer Vitlip, ME, is a research assistant, University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering. Mingxu Zhang, MS, was a graduate student, University of Delaware Department of Statistics, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Amy C. Bucha, MS, is a researcher and Department of Mechanical Engineering liaison to the School of Nursing, University of Delaware School of Nursing. Liyun Wang, PhD, is an associate professor, University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering. Jenni M. Buckley, PhD, is an assistant professor, University of Delaware Department of Mechanical Engineering. Amy Cowperthwait, MSN, RN, is a nursing simulation instructor, University of Delaware School of Nursing and Healthcare Theatre. For more information, contact Amy Bucha at abuchs@udel.edu.

Abstract

An overwhelming majority of hospitalized patients undergo intravenous (IV) catheter insertion in order to receive hydration and necessary medication. Current IV insertion training techniques include manikins that are unable to react or give feedback to the trainee. The AvstickĀ® is a realistic training device that can be worn by an actor, allowing a nurse trainee to perform an IV catheter insertion on a live patient without causing the person harm. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the Avstick in nursing education to increase nurse-patient communication and trainee self-efficacy.

PMID:
29346179
DOI:
10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000225
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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