Strides in Development of Medical Education


1 M.Sc. in Nursing, Lecturer, Department of Internal-Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing, Birjand, University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

2 B.Sc. in Nursing, School of Nursing, Ferdows Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ferdows, Iran


Background & Objective: Providing a more realistic training environment can help learners to better understand what they were taught Nursing students can be prepared for real critical scenarios such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by using simulation in training This study was aimed to evaluate the effect of simulation training on nursing students knowledge and skill in CPR Methods: This was a quasiexperimental study with pre and posttest on 30 participants Data was collected using a questionnaire before and after the training The results were analyzed by ANOVA and paired ttest using SPSS Results: In the pretest knowledge score was 1050 ± 016 while in the posttest it was 1760 ± 018 Also skill score in the pretest and posttest was 1150 ± 474 and 1847 ± 217 respectively Comparing the means showed a significant difference between the results of pre and posttest (P = 0030) Conclusion: According to the results of this study simulation method improved nursing students knowledge and skills and should be considered in education planning by authorities


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