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Cognitive Load, Emotion, and Performance in High-Fidelity Simulation Among Beginning Nursing Students: A Pilot Study

  • Demographic

    Baseline Demographic and The Eight Item Emotion Scale form filled out by 40 first-semester junior nursing students via e-mail.
  • Instructions

    Instructions were sent through an announcement on Canvas regarding the time and place for simulation orientation. Students were also given four scenarios to review.
  • Orientation

    Orientation strategies included discussing and demonstrating the features of SimMan 3G and hands-on opportunities to interact and ask questions.
  • Prebrief

    Simulation objectives were reviewed with students, and preparatory information was given regarding the role rotation and guidelines for completion.
  • Group Breakout (1030)

    Group Breakout (1030)
    Students were randomly assigned to groups of 4 to complete simulation scenarios. Each student rotated positions (nurse, nurse aide, family member, timekeeper). Experts were grading a student assessment form in the control room.
  • Simulation Scenarios

    Simulation Scenarios
    Each student completed a role as a nurse and completed a full head-to-toe on a simulated critical care patient. Scenarios included: GI bleed, STEMI, Sepsis, Code Blue
  • Cognitive Load Rating Scale (1200)

    Cognitive Load Rating Scale (1200)
    Post-SImulation, all students completed a Cognitive Load Rating Scale to rate the amount of mental effort they used to complete the simulation scenario on a 9-point rating scale ranging from 1 (very, very small effort) to 9 (very, very high effort).
  • Debrief (1230)

    Debrief (1230)
    Students were guided through reflective debriefing using Plus-Delta technique.