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Name:

Suzie Kardong-Edgren PhD, RN

Education:

Texas Woman’s University Denton, TX, PhD, Health Studies, 2004

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO, Certificate in Transcultural Nursing, 2002

Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX, MS in Nursing, 1993

University of Nevada, Reno, NV, BSN, 1976

Current Employer/Affiliation:

Washington State University, College of Nursing, Spokane, WA

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Contact Information:

Washington State University

College of Nursing, # 335

Spokane, WA, 99210-1495

509-324-7267

sedgren@wsu.edu

Published Research:

Bray, B., Schwartz, C., Weeks, D., Kardong-Edgren, S. (2009). Human patient simulation technology: Perceptions from a multidisciplinary sample of health care professionals. Clinical Simulation in Nursing. In press.

Kardong-Edgren, S., Adamson, K.A. (March, 2009). BSN medical-surgical student ability to perform CPR in a simulation: Results and implications. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 5(2). DOI:10.1016/j.ecns.2009.01.006.

Kardong-Edgren, S., Lungstrom, N., & Bendel, R. (2009). VitalSim® vs. SimMan®: A comparison of BSN student test scores, knowledge retention, and satisfaction. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, In press.

Mancini, M., Cazzell, M., Kardong-Edgren, S., Cason, C. (2009). Improving survival from sudden cardiac arrest: A new tool for education. Journal of Occupational Health. In press.

Cason, C., Kardong-Edgren, S., Behan, B., Mancini, M. (2009). Innovation in basic life support education for healthcare providers: Improving competence in CPR through self-directed learning. Journal of Staff Development. In press.

Kardong-Edgren, S., Starkweather, A., Ward, L. (2008). The integration of simulation into a clinical foundations of nursing course: Student and faculty perspectives. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 5(1), Article 26. Available at: http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol5/iss1/art26

Kardong-Edgren, S., Anderson, M., Michael, J. (2007). Does simulation fidelity improve student test scores? Clinical Simulation in Nursing Education. 3(1). Available from www.INACSL.org.

Current Research Interests:

I am currently the national project director for four research studies for the American Heart Association, Laerdal, Medical Corporation, the National League for Nursing, and American Medical Response Corporation. The studies center on new methods to increase the learning and retention of CPR and ACLS knowledge and skills over time.

I am the co-director of  a year HRSA ITNEP grant, with Dr. Brenda Zierler of the Univ. of Washington. This 5-year grant provides education for nurses in the use of technology including simulation in 5 western states (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho). 

WIth doctoral student help, we are finishing a 2 year study on a modified Lasater clinical judgment tool, based on Tanner's clinical judgment model.

Type of Simulation:

Patient Simulators
Standardized Patients

Teacher Centered:

Student Centered:

# students involved in simulation

Educational Practices:

Active Learning
Feedback
Time on Task

Design Characteristics:

Fidelity

Outcomes:

Clinical Judgment
Other

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