Simulation and high-fidelity simulators (HFS) have become an important part of nursing education and its implementation into the curricula. It has become important in enhancing their knowledge and the development of competent nurses by reinforcement of skills that have been previously learned. HFS also increases students' confidence and reinforces their skills and knowledge while introducing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The literature suggests that overall the students have greater retention of CPR skills if HFS is used instead of classical CPR training with low-fidelity simulators (LFS). However, some studies suggest that using HFS does not lead to retention of CPR skills or increased knowledge alone. Therefore, enhancing simulation with HFS will need to be practiced and discussed more often than every two years at recertification. This evidence leads me to recommend not only adding HFS at the introduction of CPR training but to follow up this training every few months as a scenario in simulation.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters in Nursing Education
Walker, Rebecca, "Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation using High-Fidelity Simulators" (2022). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 179.