Adverse event reporting following simulation encounters in accelerated and traditional bachelor nursing students

Jill S Sanko, Young Ju Kim, Mary Mckay

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Objective: This study was to investigate the differences in the types, frequency, and perspectives of self-reported adverse events reported following simulation encounters between students enrolled in two Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs: accelerated option (AO-BSN) or traditional (T-BSN) and by role (participant or observer) during simulation. Methods: This study analyzed 6994 adverse event reports entered by students through the simulated adverse event reporting system. Results: The AO-BSN students reported a higher percentage of adverse events coded as errors. In contrast the T-BSN students reported more near misses and sentinel events. Further, the T-BSN students significantly reported more fall related errors, while AO-BSN students reported more confidentiality breach errors. Participants reported more medication errors, whereas observers reported more airway and fall categorized errors. Conclusion: The vantage from which adverse events are viewed and educational track appear to alter slightly the perceptions of the precipitating factors leading to committed or observed adverse events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-39
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Education Today
StatePublished - Nov 1 2018



  • Adverse event reporting
  • Nursing education
  • Nursing student
  • Simulation training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education

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