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Return on Investment
by Nate Brent - Monday, August 25, 2008, 7:22 PM
 

Dear List-serv Members,

I am currently looking for some information on return on investment from simulation. Does anyone have information/articles that answer these questions:

  1. Is there any evidence (non-anecdotal) that simulation education directly affects the retention of New Graduate RN hires versus traditional education methods?
  2. Is there any evidence (non-anecdotal) that simulation education directly affects the safety in delivery of patient care?
  3. Is there any evidence to suggest that simulation education directly affects length of orientation of new grads?
  4. Is there any evidence that simulation education affects state board passing rates?

Any feedback is welcomed. Thank you.

 
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Re: Return on Investment
by Patricia (Patty) Ravert - Monday, August 25, 2008, 10:15 PM
 

There is a nice article which describes an orientation program in a hospital using human patient simulation- the researchers report shorter orientation time as well as increased clinical productivity. The reference is -

A Nurse Residency Program for Competency Development Using Human Patient Simulation. Beyea, SC; von Reyn, L.; Slattery, MJ in Journal for Nurses in Staff Development (Mar/April 2007) pages 77-82.