Intensive care nurses' perceptions of simulation-based team training for building pation safety in intensive care: A descriptive qualittaive study
2014 (English)In: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, ISSN 0964-3397, E-ISSN 1532-4036, Vol. 30, no 4, 179-187 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objectives: To describe intensive care nurses' perceptions of simulation-based team training for building patient safety in intensive care. Background: Failures in team processes are found to be contributory factors to incidents in an intensive care environment. Simulation-based training is recommended as a method to make health-care personnel aware of the importance of team working and to improve their competencies. Design: The study uses a qualitative descriptive design. Methods: Individual qualitative interviews were conducted with 18 intensive care nurses from May to December 2009, all of which had attended a simulation-based team training programme. The interviews were analysed by qualitative content analysis. Results: One main category emerged to illuminate the intensive care nurse perception: "training increases awareness of clinical practice and acknowledges the importance of structured work in teams". Three generic categories were found: "realistic training contributes to safe care", "reflection and openness motivates learning" and "finding a common understanding of team performance". Conclusions: Simulation-based team training makes intensive care nurses more prepared to care for severely ill patients. Team training creates a common understanding of how to work in teams with regard to patient safety.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 30, no 4, 179-187 p.
ntensive care; Nursing; Patient safety; Simulation-based training; Team performance
Research subject Nursing Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29985DOI: 10.1016/j.iccn.2014.03.002ISI: 000349929800001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-29985DiVA: diva2:663275