Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (HK time)
Venue: Conducted via Zoom
Speaker: Quality and Safety Education Subcommittee, School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
It is more common to use simulation-based education in undergraduate nursing programme as many studies documented simulation activity is a teaching strategy in increasing students’ clinical competence, critical thinking, satisfactory and self-confidence. However, the mode of simulation-based teaching in many simulation studies is the use of one simulator to a group of nursing students. In fact, in reality, one nurse has to take care of more than 10 patients within a duty, a single simulator to a group of nursing students is not sufficient to enhance their competence. Therefore, an innovative project named “The Use of ‘Simulation Ward’ Teaching Model to Promote Undergraduate Nursing Students’ Clinical Performance Competence” (Simward Project) is designed in where students are required to provide nursing care with the knowledge that they learnt to mixed human simulators.
It was a longitudinal study with convenience sampling. Thirty-five Year IV undergraduate students were recruited in this project. They were required to participate in the ‘Simward’ activity for three to six sessions, depending on their availability. The result shown students had significant improvement in clinical competence in the domains of knowledge, skills and attitude (KSA) elements. Additionally, their self-confidence and satisfaction also increased by self-evaluation.
Prepared by Veronica Lam, Quality and Safety Education Subcommittee
About the Speaker
The Quality and Safety Education Subcommittee has been established in 2017 with the focus of developing teaching innovations using technology in the School of Nursing. Our team has been growing from small team to a team of 11 members. Four of them have successfully received the qualification of accredited simulation educator while some of them have specialized simulation education training in Australia and Germany. Recently, we were recognized by the University and received Teaching Innovation Team Award 2021. What we begin a simple idea to help nursing students be more competent has evolved into new projects. Our team has been successfully obtained several UGC Teaching Development Grants to build teaching innovations. Currently, we are having three sub-groups in working on high fidelity simulation, virtual reality and educational robot. Apart from providing quality education to our School, we also welcome interprofessional education. Over the past years, we conducted Interprofessional Clinical Skill Competition, interprofessional blended team-based learning and interprofessional simulation education with medical and pharmacy students. To facilitate knowledge exchange with local and international educators, we conduct International Simulation Workshop annually to educators from universities in South-East Asia and local education institutes.
Team members: Dr. Veronica Lam (Chairperson), Dr. Janet Wong (Associate Professor), Dr. John Fung (Lecturer), Dr. Cecilia Kong (Lecturer), Ms. Michelle Pang (Lecturer), Dr. Maggie Pun (Lecturer), Ms. Cecilia Sit (Lecturer), Ms. Vivien Tsang (Assistant Lecturer), Mr. Edmond Chan (Assistant Lecturer), Mr. Benney Wong (Assistant Lecturer), Mr. Vincent Chan (Information Technology Officer).