Check, Check, Check in the Simulation Lab
Recently, Aimee Badeaux, Program Director of the Nurse Anesthesia Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University, discusses the assessment and grading of final patient care simulation scenario with ExamSoft Rubrics.
The key takeaways from the presentation include:
Rubrics can be used to evaluate both student self-assessment and self-efficacy.
Debriefing is critical in promoting student learning in the simulation lab.
Advantages of Rubrics include: objective scoring to eliminate grade inflation; each participant evaluated on same criteria; participant is aware of expectations; facilitates communication between participant and observer.
According to national nurse anesthesia program accreditation requirements, all nurse anesthesia students must participate in simulated clinical experiences, designed for competency attainment, competency assessment, or competency maintenance. This presentation will focus on the assessment and grading of final patient care simulation scenario via the use of Exam Soft rubrics, while showcasing software capabilities (ease of rubric creation, grading with multiple faculty members, release of rubric to student learner).
“Multiple studies have shown the importance and need for competency assessment in the simulated learning environment, regardless of the type of simulated environment and discipline."