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The purpose of simulation evaluation varies. It can be used to evaluate the simulation experience itself, student behaviors, student learning, and/or outcomes (Adamson, 2013). The table below provides resources on some of the most current best practices for simulation evaluation.
|Adamson, Kardong-Edgren, & Willhaus, 2013||Review of evaluation instruments||N/A|
|Elfrink-Cordi, Leighton, Ryan-Wenger, & Doyle, 2012||Simulation Effectiveness Tool (SET)||Reliable tool; tool included in article|
|Barry, M., Bradshaw, C., Noonan,||Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE)||Use of this type of tool captures professional skills which cannot be captured by just using a skills checklist|
|Bogossian, F., et. al., 2014||Use of four different measures: Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ), OSCE, Team Emergency Assessment Measure (TEAM), Situation Awareness Global Assessment Technique (SAGAT)||Focuses on recognizing and responding to patient deterioration. Recognition and response is difficult for senior level nursing students|
|Kuiper, Heinrich, Matthias, Graham, & Bell-Kotwall, 2008||Outcome Present State Test (OPT) model debriefing tool||Promising tool, but further testing is needed; tool provided in article|
|Lasater, 2007||Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR)||Several subsequent studies have shown this to be a valid and reliable tool; rubric included in article|
|Radhakrishnan, 2007||Clinical Simulation Evaluation Tool (CSET)||Used in a two patient simulation scenario to capture students’ ability to accurately identify patients and obtain vital signs; further testing needed; tool included in article|
|Todd, Hawkins, Hercinger, Manz, & Tracy, 2014||Creighton Competency Evaluation Instrument (C-CEI)||Valid and reliable; tool available on-line|
|Gantt, 2010||Clark-Sweeney clinical simulation evaluation rubric||Developed for obstetric simulation; uses Bloom’s taxonomy and Benner’s novice to expert; rubric included in article|
|Luetke and Bembenek, 2012||QSEN rubric||Promising, needs further testing; tool available in power point|
Adamson, K., A., Kardong-Edgren, S., & Willhaus, J. (2013). An updated review of published simulation
evaluation instruments. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 9, e393-e400. doi:
Barry, M., Bradshaw, C., Noonan, M. (2013). Improving the content and face validity of OSCE
Assessment marking criteria on an undergraduate midwifery programme: A quality initiative.
Nurse Education in Practice,13, 477-480. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.11.006
Bogossian, F., Cooper, S., Cant R., Beauchamp, A., Porter, J., Kaina, V., Bucknall, T., Phillips, N., & The
FIRST2ACT™ Research Team. (2014). Undergraduate nursing students’ performance in
recognising and responding to sudden patient deterioration in high psychological fidelity
simulated environments: An Australian multi-centre study. Nurse Education Today, 34, 691-696.
Elfrink-Cordi, V., L., Leighton, K., Ryan-Wenger, N., & Doyle, T., J. (2012). History and
development of the simulation effectiveness tool (SET). Clinical Simulation in Nursing,
8, e199-e210. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2011.12.001
Gantt, L. (2010). Using the Clark simulation evaluation rubric with associate degree and baccalaureate
nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31, 2, 101-105.
Kuiper, R., A., Heinrich, C., Matthias, A., Graham, M., J., & Bell-Kotwall, L. (2008). Debriefing
with the OPT model of clinical reasoning during high fidelity patient simulation.
International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5, 1, 2-14. Retrieved from
Lasater, K., (2007). Clinical judgment development: Using simulation to create an assessment rubric.
Journal of Nursing Education, 46, 11, 496-503. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed
Luetke, R., & Bembenek, B., D. (2012). Simulation evaluation: A comparison of two
simulation evaluation rubrics. Presented at the 2012 QSEN conference. Retrieved from
Todd, M., Hawkins, K., Hercinger, M., Manz, J., & Tracy, M. (2014). Creighton Competency Evaluation
Instrument. Creighton University School of Nursing. Retrieved from
Radhakrishnan, K., Roche, J., Cunningham, H. (2007). Measuring clinical practice parameters with
human patient simulation: A pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship,
4, 1, Article 8, 4-11. Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed