Comparison of In Vivo Simulation Training Compared to Video Simulation Training for Identifying Clinical Markers of Distress When Feeding Preterm Infants
MS (Master of Science)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Neina Ferguson, Brenda Louw
Preterm infants have multiple health complications due to their underdeveloped neurological systems. Bottle-feeding difficulties are one complication that leads to pulmonary illness secondary to aspiration. Preterm infants exhibit clinical markers when experiencing distress during bottle-feeding. Training caregivers to identify clinical markers reduces the risk for aspiration. Simulation training provides a safe learning environment without harming patients. Twenty-two speech-language pathology and pre-requisite students divided into two simulation groups, video-simulation (N=12) and in-vivo simulation (N=10), were trained to document clinical markers of distress exhibited by preterm infants and make clinical judgments about bottle-feeding. Students rated their levels of anxiety during simulation training. Results revealed that students trained using video-simulation performed with higher clinical judgment scores and lower anxiety levels than students who received in-vivo training. Students’ knowledge of and ability to identify distress markers in preterm infants during bottle-feeding significantly improved after training in both groups without group differences.
Thesis - unrestricted
Wagner, Emily M., "Comparison of In Vivo Simulation Training Compared to Video Simulation Training for Identifying Clinical Markers of Distress When Feeding Preterm Infants" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3032. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/3032
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