Thesis Committee Member(s)
McCallum, Colleen & Finn, Cris
Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Loretto Heights School of Nursing
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
Providing safe high quality care for patients with chest tubes by nursing students requires not only lecture and demonstration but also the use of simulation. Simulation allows for the students to practice in a non-threatening environment without harming any patients. The data was compiled to evaluate the effectiveness of the theory and simulation in terms of enhancing the knowledge level of chest tube management. Thirteen students participated in the study. A two-tailed t-test for two independent groups was used to test the differences in knowledge levels. Data analysis revealed the mean pre-simulation knowledge of students in the comparison group was not significantly different from the students in the group that did not have simulation. However, data analysis within the intervention group revealed an educational significant and academic improvement in terms of knowledge measured by the posttest exam scores (p < .05). The study indirectly finds simulation enhanced the knowledge level related to chest tube management. Simulation is the hallmark to enhance knowledge levels to provide safe high quality care for patients.
Date of Award
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Lawson, Pamela, "Can Simulation Along with Lecture and Demonstration Enhance the Knowledge Level of Managing a Chest Tube for Senior Undergraduate Nursing Students?" (2013). Regis University Student Publications. 201.