Facilitating the training of nursing students in distance education via game-based e-learning with the watch-summary-question approach during the COVID-19 pandemic: a quasi-experimental study


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Nurse Educ Today. Dec 24, 2021; 109: 105256. doi: 10.1016 / j.nedt.2021.105256. Online ahead of print.


BACKGROUND: The main challenges of clinical training during the COVID-19 pandemic include how to continue teaching and learning, how to teach basic clinical skills, and how to demonstrate professional and practical skills in various clinical situations. Therefore, nursing students should learn how to assist in the intubation of hospital patients, remove accumulated sputum overflow, and basic techniques of sputum suction.

OBJECTIVES: We proposed and investigated an approach to integrate game-based e-learning with monitoring and question summary strategy in order to improve learning outcomes, self-efficacy, student engagement. ‘learning and learning satisfaction of nursing students in sputum suction skills training.

DESIGN: A quasi-experimental study with a pre-test and post-test design.

EXECUTIVES AND PARTICIPANTS: We randomly assigned 45 first-year nursing students to an experimental group (n = 21) or a control group (n = 24) at a university nursing school.

METHODS: The experimental group adopted the online game-learning strategy and the view-summary-question strategy, while the control group used video learning. Participants were assessed on success in learning sputum suction skills, self-efficacy, commitment to learning, and satisfaction with learning before and after the procedure.

RESULTS: The experimental group, which used the proposed approach, achieved statistically higher learning outcomes, self-efficacy, learning engagement, and learning satisfaction than the control group.

CONCLUSIONS: The integration of online game-based learning with the surveillance-summary-question strategy has been shown to have a positive impact on the sputum suction skills training of nursing students. Nurse educators and researchers should consider integrating computer technology and instructional strategies to facilitate nursing education.

PMID: 34968932 | DOI: 10.1016 / j.nedt.2021.105256


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