Short-Term Retention of Patient and Caregiver Ventricular Assist Device Self-Care Skills After Simulation-Based Mastery Learning

Jeffrey H. Barsuk*, Elaine R. Cohen, Kenzie A. Cameron, Kathleen L. Grady, Jane E. Wilcox, Kerry B. Shanklin, Rebecca S. Harap, Gretchen P. Nonog, Diane B. Wayne

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Abstract

Background: We developed a simulation-based mastery learning (SBML) curriculum that boosted self-care skills for patients with a ventricular assist device (VAD). In this study, we evaluated short-term skills retention. Method: We assessed skill retention among patients and caregivers who participated in VAD self-care SBML at a tertiary care center. We compared discharge skills tests (immediately after completing SBML) with 1- and 3-month follow-up tests to assess skill retention. Results: Fifteen patients and 15 caregivers completed discharge and follow-up testing. Skills were largely retained at 1 and 3 months. Conclusions: SBML results in short-term retention of VAD self-care skills.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Volume53
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

Keywords

  • mastery learning
  • self-care
  • simulation
  • skills retention
  • ventricular assist device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)

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