Hybrid Simulation as a Strategy to Reduce Medication Errors and Near Misses Among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Aim: To explore the use of a hybrid simulation strategy (virtual simulation + high fidelity simulation) and its impact on medication error/near miss reduction among undergraduate nursing students.

Hybrid Simulation as a Strategy to Reduce Medication Errors and Near Misses Among Undergraduate Nursing Students

Medication errors are the number one clinical error in practice. Simulation has been shown to improve knowledge and confidence in clinical performance but little is known about the impact of virtual simulation and the combination of high fidelity simulation in the reduction of medication errors and near misses.

Status

September 2019 start

Principal investigator

Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy

University of South Wales research team: Dr. Keith Weeks, David Pontin, Norman Wooley and Alex Weeks

UCalgary research team: J. David Patterson, Shelley Samwel (doctoral trainee)

Collaborators

Safe Medicate International

Grant support

Research professorship, UCalgary Nursing; In-kind software licenses (Safe Medicate International)