Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2020 , Vol 11, Issue 1
Nursing Students" Views Towards The Use of High Fidelity Simulation In The Development of Physical Examination Skills
Ayşe Demiray,Selin Keskin Kızıltepe,Nagihan İlaslan,Ayşegül Açıl
1Düzce Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Düzce, Türkiye DOI : 10.31067/0.2020.251 Introduction: The physical examination skills of students are considered as one of the basic components of nursing education. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the nursing students" views about simulation applications who practice the sounds of the lung, intestine and heart sounds with high fidelity simulator.

Materials and methods: A total of 191 nursing students who took the Physical Examination Course in the descriptive type of study were targeted, but 156 students participated. The data were collected by using the "Personal Information Form" and "Opinion Form About Practice" prepared by the researchers. Quantitative data are presented as mean, standard deviation, median and frequency. Mann- Whitney U test was used in the analysis of the data.

Results: 58,3% of the students were satisfied with the theoretical hours of the Physical Examination lessons, 63,5% found the practice environment appropriate, 53,2% found the simulator effective and sufficient, 71,2% stated that the support of the lecturer was adequate during the applications. It was also found that in the simulator used in practice, 64,7% of students had heard lung sounds, 51,3% had heard intestinal sounds, and 71,8% had heard heart sounds easily; 46,2% stated that they distinguished the lung sounds easily and 51,9% felt that it was realistic. Again, 21,2% of them stated that the use of the simulator is "close to reality".

Conclusion: In order to train and equip students with physical examination skills, high fidelity simulators and scenarios that will develop the knowledge-skill integration of the students should be included in the courses. Keywords : Nursing, nursing students, physical examination, simulation