Effect of simulation on the development of cognitive skills of the first aid and emergency aid students in neonatal resuscitation


Cukurova Medical Journal, vol.45, no.2, pp.574-580, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.17826/cumj.640275
  • Journal Name: Cukurova Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.574-580
  • Keywords: Student, neonatal resuscitation, simulation
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose: This study was conducted to search the effect ofsimulation on the development of cognitive skills of thefirst aid and emergency students in neonatal resuscitation.Materials and Methods: The study, which was plannedas a randomized controlled, experimental study, wasperformed between with 60 students studying in thesecond year of First Aid and Emergency Programme. Thestudents were divided into two groups as experimental andcontrol groups. Prior to the study, the students wereprovided with an information form and the Scale ofProblem Solving Inventory (PSI) and the NeonatalResuscitation Knowledge Exam were conducted on bothof the groups to determine the individual characteristics ofthe students. The students in the experimental group weretrained with the “Scenario-Based Simulation Application”while the control group was given a theoretical lecture on“Neonatal Resuscitation” by the researcher. After twoweeks, the final tests were applied to both groups.Result: The averages of the student grades from theNeonatal Resuscitation examination after the trainingrevealed a difference between the groups and thatsimulation group got higher grades, and the averages of thestudent groups from the PSI determined that the totalgrade averages of trust, personal control and total scorewere significantly different.Conclusion: The use of simulation in the neonatalresuscitation training of the First Aid and Emergencystudents is effective and it increases the knowledge scoreaverages and problem-solving skills of the student