|Title||Using video to enhance student nurses’ preparation for a simulated practical skills session|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Conference Name||EdTech 2017 Conference|
In order to provide more flexible approaches and enhance student learning the use of clinical skills videos as adjunct technologies seems to be promising and could enhance the quality of teaching clinical skills in nursing. Furthermore, research has shown that there are many benefits to using high quality video in education. There is strong evidence that video can enhance the learning experience of students and provide authentic learning opportunities (Hansen, 2011; Willmot, et al., 2012). Moreover, where students can view the video resource as many times as they feel necessary, it could increase adherence to protocols during complex medical procedures and increased both cognitive and skill acquisition of complex clinical procedures (Kandler, et al., 2016).
This educational video on female urinary catheterisation was created as part of the What Works & Why project (2016), which was funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. The aims of this resource video were to increase students’ engagement and preparation for their practical skills session, increase skills competency and levels of self-confidence in performing the simulated skill. Furthermore, the resource was also made available to assist students in preparing for their Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).
This presentation will discuss the development, challenges and initial trialling of the video resource. Reflections on the experience of teaching the skill to students with and without the use of the video resource and the resulting performance of student will be discussed. This presentation concludes with recommendations and considerations for future directions.