Evaluation on simulation training for midwifery science trainers in Windhoek, Namibia

Emma Maano Nghitanwa, Tuwilika Endjala, Saara Kerthu Hatupopi


Simulation training refines skills needed to correct mistakes by allowing trainees to fine tune their skills.  To improve the knowledge and skills of the midwifery educators, a simulation training has been organised for them so that they are able to provide simulation to the students. This was in part necessitated by the understanding/observation that students tend to be less anxious at the clinical practice after they had simulation training. A quantitative, cross-sectional study design was employed. Data was collected with structured self-administered questionnaires among 10 midwifery trainers who attended a simulation training workshop. This workshop was conducted by trainers from Cardiff University under the Phoenix project in June 2016. Due to the limited number of trained educators, census sampling method was used and data was analysed using SPSS version 25. The study results indicated that most midwifery educators are female within middle age category. Most participants have attended simulation training before and have been conducting simulation to students. Furthermore, most participants indicated that they were satisfied with the training and that they gained knowledge and skills on simulation that they can utilize during student training. The researchers recommend further research on evaluation of knowledge and skills such as evaluating participants on simulating procedures.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v9n11p47

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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

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