Effects of standardized patient-based training on surgical nurses’ competencies for managing hand injuries

Hyun Seon Hong, S. Barry Issenberg, Young Sook Roh

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Background: The competence of nurses who care for patients with finger replantation is critical for posi-tive patient outcomes. This study sought to identify the effects of standardized patient (SP)-based training on surgical ward nurses’ knowledge, clinical perfor-mance, and self-efficacy regarding finger replantation. Method: A wait-list control group with a crossover design was used for this study. Nurses were randomly assigned to group A (n = 10) or to the wait-list control group B (n = 10). Training consisted of a lecture, task training, and SP-based training. Knowledge, clinical performance, and self-efficacy data were collected at baseline, after the first intervention, and after 1 month at group crossover and second intervention. Data were analyzed using repeated measures ANOVA. Results: Nurses demonstrated greater knowledge, better clinical performance, and higher self-efficacy scores after the SP-based training. Following crossover, knowledge, clinical performance, and self-efficacy scores were re-tained 1 month after the training in group A. Conclu-sion: SP-based training produced improvement and retention in knowledge, clinical performance, and self-efficacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-196
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of continuing education in nursing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)
  • Education
  • Review and Exam Preparation


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