I have decided on a research project.
I am interested in studying undergraduate nursing students' perceptions of HIgh Fidelity Patient Simulators. The title I am considering now is:
"USING CLINICAL SIMULATION FOR TEACHING
MATERNITY NURSING SKILLS:
STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION OF A LEARNING EXPERIENCE"
Wondering what that is? High fidelity patient simulators (HPS) are hi-tech manikins computerized for training purposes. The Human Patient Simulator is a life size mannequin linked to a computer through a host of electro-mechanical equipment. This integration of electro-mechanics into the mannequin makes the users experience very realistic. It can be used for training in almost every area of patient care. there is a Sim Man, a Sim Woman, a Sim Baby, and my personal favorite, the Sim Pregnant Woman who actually labors and delivers.
I plan to have my research project explore the use of this technology for teaching undergraduate nursing students certain basic maternity nursing assessment skills.