2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 1, Sayfa(lar) 017-023
The Effect of Training Given in the Simulation Laboratory on the Intravenous Catheterization Skills of Nursing Students
Bediye ÖZTAŞ1, Belgüzar KARA2, Hülya ZENGİN3, Aylin GÜÇLÜ4, Bahar ON5
1Dr.Öğr.Üyesi, Yüksek İhtisas Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
2Prof.Dr., Ufuk Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu, Ankara, Türkiye
3Öğr.Gör., Yüksek İhtisas Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
4Öğr.Gör., Yüksek İhtisas Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
5Öğr.Gör., Yüksek İhtisas Üniversitesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Anxiety, education, intravenous catheterization, nursing, simulation

Aim: This study aims to evaluate the effect of scenario-based high-fidelity simulation training on students' intravenous catheterization skills and anxiety levels.

Material and Methods: The research was planned and conducted as quasi-experimental. The population and sample of the study consisted of 48 first-grade nursing students. A questionnaire containing the descriptive characteristics of the students, "State-Trait Anxiety Scale" and "Intravenous Catheterization Skill Checklist" were used to collect the data. A simulator capable of simulating the human body was used in a room equipped as a patient room for training in the simulation laboratory.

Results: 81.2% of the students participating in the study are women, and 95.8% are high school graduates. The difference between the scores of the students from the intravenous catheterization skill checklist after the demonstration training and after the scenario-based high-fidelity simulation training was statistically significant (p<0.05). The difference between the students' state and trait anxiety scores before and after the demonstration training and before the demonstration training and after the simulation training was significant (p<0.05). The difference between the anxiety levels after the demonstration training and after the simulation training was not significant (p>0.05).

Conclusion: The use of scenario-based high-fidelity simulation method in the education of nursing students positively affected their intravenous catheterization skills, but did not affect their anxiety levels.