Effects of Video Assisted versus Supervised Group Training on Nursing, Anaesthesiology, and Operating Room Student’s Clinical Skills: A Pilot Study
Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran.
Introduction: The nursing principles and skills training are considered to be the cornerstone of clinical education. Since traditional training techniques leads to lack of practical learning of students, the use of new educational methods seems to be necessary.
Aim: To compare the effects of video assisted and supervised group training on nursing studentsâ€™ clinical skills.
Materials and Methods: The present quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2016 on 56 students of the Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences who were randomly assigned to two groups of control and intervention. The data were collected using a clinical skills checklist. The intervention was performed in 12 sessions for both groups. Participants in the video preparation group collectively produced a video about the correct implementation of a skill and received feedback from their instructor. Those in the group training practised the same skill supervised by the instructor. At the end of the intervention, the participants took the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluation (OSCE). Data were then analysed by using independent t-test in SPSS, version 16.0.
Results: A significant difference (p<0.05) was observed in the mean total score of clinical skills in the intervention group (17.0Â±0.4) and the control group (15.8Â±0.7).
Conclusion: In the â€śPrinciples and Skillsâ€ť course, video preparation group training can be employed to increase the nursing studentsâ€™ practical learning.