Nurse Educator Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. E5-E6 Copyright * 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. Nurse Educator Nurse Educator T Teaching eaching Strategies Strategies Communication Simulation Using Laypersons as Standardized Patients Preparing Students for Their First Clinical Day Megan E. Lippe, PhD, MSN, RN Scott Hudson, MSN, RN ffective communication is a cornerstone to high- interview with layperson SPs. Immediately after the interview, quality nursing care, with critical ties to patient the SPs provided feedback to the student on their communi- Esafety and improved patient outcomes. Being able cation patterns and techniques and made suggestions for to effectively communicate with patients is an important improvement. Faculty members recruited volunteers by skill to be developed by students through education and contacting friends and family with no previous health care practice. Education on communication principles and devel- training. On the day of the simulation, volunteers received an opment of associated skills are essential for properly prepar- instruction guide detailing the objectives of the simulation, ing nursing students to enter the professional workforce. their role responsibilities as SPs, and strategies for providing Faculty members teaching in a first-semester clinical nurs- effective feedback. They were instructed to focus feedback ing
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