Utilization of the Standards of Best Practice Simulation: A descriptive study

Tonya Rutherford-Hemming, Lori Lioce


Objective: The Standards serve as a framework for simulation activities development, providing terminology, rationale, outcomes, criteria and guidelines based on evidence-based best practices. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which educators have heard, read, adopted, and used the guideline statements in the Standards of Best Practice: Simulation.

Methods: This study used survey research with a convenience sample to evaluate educator’s use of the Standards.

Results: Most individuals indicated they had heard of the Standards but less indicated they had read or adopted the Standards as a framework for simulation education. Overall, the guideline statements in Standard VI (The Debriefing Process) and Standard VII (Participant Assessment and Evaluation) were used less than guideline statements in other Standards.

Conclusions: More dissemination of the Standards is needed for educators to recognize the value of the Standards and adopt the Standards into practice.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v6n3p1

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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