Simulation in emergency nursing education: An integrative review

Caio Guilherme S. Bias, Lorene S. Agostinho, Roberta P. Coutinho, Genesis de S. Barbosa


Introduction: The growing development of technological resources has allowed simulations to be increasingly used in nursing education. Aim: assessing the scientific literature on the use of simulations in emergency nursing education.

Methods: Integrative literature review conducted in databases such as LILACS, MEDLINE, ERIC, and CINAHL, including full-text articles published in English, Portuguese or in Spanish, between 2005 and 2015.

Results: After applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, the current study selected six primary studies supporting three categories, namely: developing skills and assuredness to work in emergencies; types of simulation used in emergency training; and the impact of simulation on self-confidence and on satisfaction.

Conclusions: Simulation is a satisfactory teaching methodology, which shows positive effects on the responses to emergencies, and it contributes to the participants’ assuredness and to the improvement of their skills and self-confidence.


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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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