The Simulation in Nursing Education – Pediatric Scenario Set is developed for use with the Laerdal SimJunior pediatric simulator. Together, this scenario set and the SimJunior simulator offer faculty the ability to provide realistic and challenging scenario based simulation to help students apply the nursing process. The scenarios address learning objectives applicable to all types of undergraduate nursing programs and are designed to promote development of patient assessment skills, identification of nursing diagnosis, management of care, and implementation of appropriate interventions
For ease of use and to support the integration of the scenarios into curricula, the following features are included in the scenario set:
• A list of the 2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan Categories that are being addressed in the scenario
• A list of the nursing diagnoses that the students should be able to identify during simulation
• Guided reflection questions mapped to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies for use during the debriefing
• Appropriate documentation and order forms to help enhance realism
The Simulation in Nursing Education – Pediatric Scenario Set consists of twelve (12) scenarios built on six (6) patient cases. Each has been made as a core and a complex scenario.
The six (6) core scenarios reflect basic assessment, prevention of complications, developmentally appropriate communication skills and patient-family education.
The six (6) complex scenarios expand upon the basic scenarios using essentially the same patient history, but with a more severe condition. The complex scenarios require recognition of the emergent condition, prioritization, management of complications, and advanced team collaboration and communication.
Topics for the scenarios have been chosen based on the NCSBN prioritization national survey.