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
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 Clinical Learning Resources – mentored the university on how to use the simulations in conjunction with the research that will contribute to medical science and education.