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Preparing students to competently measure blood pressure in the real-world environment: A comparison between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
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PMID:  21641869     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This research sought to evaluate the contribution of simulation to the development of a fundamental nursing skill, blood pressure measurement. Year one nursing students at UCOL, New Zealand (n = 75) and the University of Huddersfield, England (n = 55) completed questionnaires about their confidence/competence levels in blood pressure measurement at the conclusion of the simulation sessions, and again after their first clinical placement. Registered nurses who worked with those students (n = 22 UCOL, n = 21 University of Huddersfield) also completed assessments of the students' competence with both electronic and manual blood pressure during their placement. On completion of the simulation sessions 60% of the UCOL students considered themselves competent or confident/competent in blood pressure measurement compared with just 16% of those at the University of Huddersfield. Reports of registered nurse supervision of students undertaking blood pressure measurement on clinical placement varied, but it was clear that students often undertook blood pressure measurement without a registered nurse in attendance to check technique, or the accuracy of their recording.
Marian Bland; Karen Ousey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nurse education in practice     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101090848     Medline TA:  Nurse Educ Pract     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Nurse Education Team, UCOL, New Zealand.
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