Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Example of a Simulation Design in Nursing Education: Safe Chemotherapy Administration


Department of Nursing, Acıbadem Mehmet Ali Aydınlar University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2019; 27: 304-313
DOI: 10.5152/FNJN.2019.18081
Read: 2207 Downloads: 1387 Published: 01 October 2019

Chemotherapy is one of the treatmentmethods increasingly used in cancer. In this article, we aimed to share oursimulation experiences within the scope of the elective course of CancerNursing in the Nursing Internship (4th year) program in the process of teachingsafe chemotherapy administration methods. Simulation-based experience should bedesigned to attain specified educational goals and expected results as best aspossible. Scenario implementation is based on the criteria of the InternationalNursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning standards. Abiologically safe drug preparation cabin in the drug preparation room of a simulationcenter was used, and a medium-fidelity mannequin-based simulator evaluating thevital signs was utilized as the simulator during the simulation implementation.In the patient history prepared within the scope of the scenario, the studentswere expected to achieve goals. An analysis was performed by a trainer whofollowed attentively the implementation during the scenario. In the analysisstage, sessions including 8–10 students were held using the PromotingExcellence and Reflective Learning in Simulation. A checklist was used toevaluate the skill steps of the students objectively. It is thought that thissimulation scenario maintained in accordance with the standards of bestpractice of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation andLearning would guide the readers. The simulation is considered to be aneffective method for safe medications, and it is recommended to plan differentscenarios according to the levels of students. 

Cite this article as: Uslu, Y., Ünver, V.,Kocatepe, V., Karabacak, Ü. (2019). Example of a simulation design in nursingeducation: Safe chemotherapy administration. FNJN Florence Nightingale Journalof Nursing, 27(3), 304-313. 

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