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Kängström, Anna
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Andersson Hagiwara, M., Kängström, A., Jonsson, A. & Lundberg, L. (2014). Effect of Simulation on the Clinical Competence of Swedish Ambulance Nurses. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 11(2), 1-7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effect of Simulation on the Clinical Competence of Swedish Ambulance Nurses
2014 (English)In: Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, ISSN 2202-7270, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 1-7Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

ntroduction Simulation has become an established method for education and training of Emergency Medical Services personnel in different skills such as advanced airway techniques, also in evaluation and initial care of stroke patients and in pre - hospital trauma. Simula tion can be a useful method to improve learning. To our knowledge, there are only a few studies that relate simulation to the effect on clinical skills. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of simulation on the clinical competence in a pre - hospital trauma care course for ambulance nurses. Methods The study was performed using a before - after design. Seventeen ambulance nurse students who participated in a trauma care course were evaluated in two simulated trauma cases. All subjects had passed the initial theoretical part of the course. The pre - test was performed in the beginning of the following part of the course involving simulation and the post - test at the end of the course. The analysis was performed by assessment of performance, as seen on video - tapes from the pre - tests and the post - tests. A validated instrument was used to determine the level of student’ s clinical competence. Paired t - test was used to confirm differences between the pre - test and post - test results . Results There was a significant increase in the over - all results for the post - test, with a difference of 1.12 points (t=4.642, df=16, p= 0.001) Situation Awareness, Patient Assessment and Decision Making showed the most pronounced improvements. Conclusion The results imply t hat simulation in addition to traditional theoretical education improves the clinical competence of the students, in comparison to traditional education and training without any significant amount of simulation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Paramedics Australasia, 2014
Prehospital akutsjukvård
National Category
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1862 (URN)2320/13702 (Local ID)2320/13702 (Archive number)2320/13702 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2016-03-15
Melby, V., Deeny, P., Andersson Hagiwara, M., Jonsson, A., Kängström, A., Kernohan, W. & Suserud, B.-O. (2012). Patient comfort in pre-hospital emergency care: A challenge to clinicians.. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 4(7), 389-399
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Patient comfort in pre-hospital emergency care: A challenge to clinicians.
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2012 (English)In: Journal of Paramedic Practice, ISSN 1759-1376, Vol. 4, no 7, p. 389-399Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aim: The aim of this paper is to report on a study that compared ambulance clinicians' views of two different types of patient coverings, focusing on core caring concepts such as comfort, dignity, and safety. Design: Ambulance clinicians' views were gathered in respect of two types of patient coverings, and 128 ambulance patients were randomly distributed into a control or experimental group receiving respectively either the traditional cotton blanket or a multi-layered TelesPro rescue covering. Views were gathered using a short questionnaire developed by the authors. Findings: Ambulance clinicians, in their own view, maintained the core caring concepts no matter which type of covering was used. Findings suggest strongly that the rescue covering provided for a superior patient experience in respect of all core concepts and one functional aspect. Conclusions: Ambulance clinicians undertake caring that encompasses the core caring concepts of comfort, safety, and dignity, while remaining vigilant to threats to these constituents of caring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
M A Healthcare Ltd., 2012
prehospital akutsjukvård
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Integrated Caring Science
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1454 (URN)2320/11818 (Local ID)2320/11818 (Archive number)2320/11818 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2018-02-20Bibliographically approved

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