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Improving nurses' perceptions of competency in diabetes self-management education through the use of simulation and problem-based learning.

Authors
  • Tschannen, Dana
  • Aebersold, Michelle
  • Sauter, Cecilia
  • Funnell, Martha M
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing
Publisher
"SLACK, Inc."
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2013
Volume
44
Issue
6
Pages
257–263
Identifiers
DOI: 10.3928/00220124-20130402-16
PMID: 23565600
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Nurses who provide case management can improve care practice and outcomes among patients who have type 2 diabetes through appropriate training and systems of care. This study was conducted to improve ambulatory care nurses' perceptions of competency in empowerment-based skills required for diabetes self-management education after participation in a multifaceted educational session that included problem-based learning and simulation. After participation in the multifaceted educational session, nurses (n = 21) perceived that the education provided an excellent opportunity for knowledge uptake and applicability to their respective work settings. The learning strategies provided opportunities for engagement in a safe and relaxed atmosphere. The simulation experience allowed participants to deliberately practice the competencies. These nurses considered this a very effective learning activity. Through the use of problem-based learning and simulation, nurses may be able to more efficiently and effectively develop the necessary skills to provide effective case management of chronic disease.

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