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Simulation Training in Undergraduate Nursing Education as a Means to Improve Awareness of Team Member Roles (SBAR)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02289001
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 13, 2014
Last Update Posted : May 27, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Marta Raurell-Torredà, University of Girona

Brief Summary:
Based on investigator's hypothesis, that incorporating the SBAR worksheet into the training of undergraduate Nursing students will increase their capacity to work in an interdisciplinary team, the investigators will assess whether introducing the SBAR improves the students' knowledge of their own role and that of others on the team (medical students), strengthens communication between team members, and enhances the quality of the patient assessment and interventions demonstrated by the nursing students caring for a critical patient (represented by a high-fidelity mannequin, a Human Patient Simulator).

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Communication Behavioral: Education on SBAR worksheet Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 93 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Health Services Research
Official Title: Study to Evaluate the Use of the SBAR (Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation) Checklist as a Means to Help Undergraduate Nursing Students Understand Team Member Roles and Improve Healthcare Team Communication
Study Start Date : February 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : May 2015

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Education on SBAR worksheet
Training in the use of the SBAR worksheet created to structure information exchange between healthcare professionals
Behavioral: Education on SBAR worksheet
The intervention group will receive one hour of training in teamwork skills, distribution of roles and use of the SBAR worksheet before participating in the simulated scenario using a human patient simulator (HPS).

No Intervention: No education on SBAR worksheet
The control group will participate in the simulation without any prior training in teamwork skills beyond those included in the undergraduate nursing degree curriculum, which the intervention group also received.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. To evaluate the use of the SBAR checklist as a means to help undergraduate nursing students identify their own role, understand the roles of other health professionals (assess skill level (KidSIM Team Performance Scale) [ Time Frame: During the 2-month data collection period, changes in skill level will be measured during the simulation scenario for each study arm, using an assessment scale (KidSIM Team Performance Scale) validated for this purpose. ]
    The study will use the KidSIM Team Performance Scale, designed and validated by Sigalet et al. for use in undergraduate nursing, medicine and physiotherapy degree programs. The KidSIM scale has 5 items about roles and 6 about communication.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluation of the SBAR instrument to improve patient assessment and intervention skills of undergraduate nursing students using human patient simulators (assess skill level using the Wolf scale) [ Time Frame: During the 2-month data collection period, changes in skill level will be measured during the simulation scenario for each study arm, using an assessment scale (Wolf) validated for this purpose). ]
    The Wolf scale was specifically designed to evaluate nontechnical skills (critical thinking and patient safety, communication, assessment, diagnosis and intervention).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Passing grade on the emergency care topics in the required course "Adult Patient II", which focuses on nursing care planning related to various clinical pathologies or syndromes and surgical procedures
  • Current student in the required course "Techniques and Procedures III", which incorporates simulation related to Clinical Nursing II and Psychology course content

Exclusion criteria:

- No signed informed consent to participate

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02289001

Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Girona
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Principal Investigator: Marta Raurell, RN, PhD University of Girona