University of Kansas Examines the Effect of Low-Dose, High-Frequency Use on Skill Prioritization and Management

Six organizations participated in the 2021 Sentinel U® Nursing Simulation Research Grant (SUNSRG), funding research on how simulation products can improve learning outcomes for nursing learners. The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), a 2021-22 SUNSRG grant recipient, conducted its own unique research study over about a year or so.

Exposure to simulations in small increments over long periods of time helps with confidence and recall.

– University of Kansas Medical Center self-report finding

KUMC Virtual Nursing Simulation Research Study

Supported by Sentinel U’s in-kind grants, KUMC performed its own research, studying the effect of low-dose, high-frequency use of Sentinel U’s Patient Management and Delegation® simulation-based experience on skill prioritization and management. Over multiple months, 71 students in small group settings used virtual screen-based simulations to measure NGRNs’ patient management, prioritization, and delegation skills. Laura Gonzalez, PhD, APRN, CNE, CHSE-A, ANEF, FAAN – Sentinel U’s Vice President of Healthcare Innovation – mentored the university on how to use the simulations in conjunction with the research that will contribute to medical science and education.

2021-22 SUNSRG Findings: University of Kansas Medical Center

Hear Dr. Gonzalez discuss the research findings of KUMC, a recent grant recipient that used Sentinel U’s Patient Management and Delegation® product to explore the effect of low-dose, high-frequency use on skill prioritization and management.

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Patient Management and Delegation Virtual Simulation for Nurses

Sentinel U’s Patient Management and Delegation® simulation-based experience improved nursing resident’s prioritization and management skills.

– University of Kansas Medical Center research study findings

Sentinel U® Nursing Simulation Research Grant (SUNSRG)

Learn more about the Sentinel U® Nursing Simulation Research Grant (SUNSRG), view past winners, and apply for the next in-kind grant for virtual nursing simulations in 2023.

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