Research Output
Live streaming of simulation-based learning to assist in clinical skills development
  Introduction: Background, Context and Aims
Simulation-based learning allows students to practice clinical scenarios in a controlled and safe environment, making it a valuable tool for healthcare education. Accounts of stress are common among students on nursing programmes. Prolonged high levels of stress can contribute to poor learning, the development of detrimental health behaviours, attrition and burnout. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) published details of updated policy to help nursing students achieve the mandatory competencies necessary for registration amid the ongoing clinical practice constraints during the COVID-19 pandemic (1,2). All student nurses studying at an approved education institute (AEI) will be able to replace up to 300 hours of clinical practice hours with simulation activity. The NMC has issued this new directive in the form of an educational recovery standard to give those offering nursing programmes greater flexibility in meeting the NMC current stipulations on mandatory practice hours.

Nurse students are likely to have experienced some form of learning management system such as Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle or Desire2Learn in the workplace or higher education setting. Learning management systems range from systems for managing workplace training to educational online or blended/hybrid higher education courses. A Massive Open online Course (MOOC) uses a platform to encourage knowledge in the sharing or “the network” rather than an oracle or sage on the stage approach where one person is the fountain of knowledge. A MOOC therefore allows collaboration and contribution from all and provides “connectivism” (3). This concept is an iteration of MOOC format whereby learners will observe clinical skills training by live streaming of simulation-based scenarios.

Results & Discussion
Live streaming simulation-based learning can be a powerful tool for student health professionals, as it allows them to observe and participate in realistic clinical scenarios while receiving guidance and feedback from experienced instructors. Live streaming simulation-based learning enhances their clinical skills, decision-making abilities, and overall preparedness for real-world healthcare situations.

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  • Date:

    19 June 2024

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  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Napier Funded



Live streaming simulation, clinical skills, nursing, remote learning, assessment

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