Title Nurse Educator Simulierte Lernen, NESTLED
Project Number 2013-1-DK1-LEO05_07053
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Konsortium von engagierten Pädagogen Know-how in simulationsbasierte Bildung aus Dänemark, Finnland, Estland und Großbritannien waren erfolgreich bei der Beschaffung von EU-Förderung aus dem Programm für lebenslanges Lernen hält ein zweijähriges Projekt mit folgenden Zielen zu vervollständigen:
• • Das Konsortium wird ein europäisches Modell für Educator Ausbildung als Grundlage für eine gute Praxis in diesem Bereich übertragen und zu entwickeln.
• Das getestete Modell könnte dann auf die Qualität der Ausbildung und die Fähigkeiten der Lehrer und Moderatoren von simulationsbasierten Ausbildung im Bereich der Krankenpflege versichern verwendet werden, sowohl national als auch international.
Das Projekt ist eingebettet
The overall aim of this project is to transfer, pilot, deliver and evaluate an evidence-based edu-cational learning objective to enable nurse educators to deliver simulation-based learning in nursing programmes.
The purpose of the project is to improve the ability of nursing educators to use simulation-based learning systems in nursing degree programmes, and to test the extent to which such systems can be transferred to education providers in other EU countries. This will produce a European model for educator training as a basis for the transfer of good practice in this field. This tested model could then be used to quality assure not only nursing degree programmes, but also the skills of the teachers and facilitators of simulation-based teaching in the field of nursing, both nationally and internationally.
The University of Huddersfield, UK has developed a postgraduate module called “teaching and learning using simulation” for educators, embedding simulation in the delivery of education for health professionals. This module has been delivered to a cohort of health professionals, and evaluations indicate that it meets their needs. The module was developed through experiential learning, delivering simulation for over a decade in close collaboration with health service and industry partners – including faculty participation in the UK Nursing Midwifery Council Simulated Learning Pilot Project (NMC REF). A scenario-based approach is used in module delivery, mirroring the simulation model with the emphasis on underpinning theoretical considerations and skill acquisition needed to effectively deliver simulated learning. The module is based on the principle that in order to effectively facilitate and assess through simulated learning, educators need an understanding of appropriate teaching and learning strategies as well as recognising the creativity and innovation inherent in the approach. (Appendix 1)
Objectives for the proposed project are:
1) To refine (Huddersfield module) and develop an educational programme for educators deliv-ering simulated learning to students of nursing.
2) To pilot a European simulated learning educator preparation programme.
3) To deliver the simulated learning educator programme to all partner countries and evaluate and adapt to local/national contexts.
4) To build a network of educators (community of practice) in simulation within and across countries to facilitate, mentor and disseminate best evidence -based practice.
Over the last decade there has been an exponential growth in the interest in simulated learning and it has been incorporated as a teaching and learning strategy into many undergraduate nursing programmes. This is unsurprising giving the growing perception that simulation-based learning is the solution to many of the challenges associated with producing practitioners who are able to function competently, providing patient safety in complex healthcare settings. With this increasing implementation of simulation-based education investment in developing technology, equipment and estate has escalated in many organisations. Simulation-based learning has become diverse and often technology driven. However with such investment and technological advances comes the realisation that educators require preparation to effectively deliver learning experiences for students. Simply purchasing the equipment is not enough to expect faculty to deliver expert pedagogical practice. Capital expenditure on developing educational environments and equipment has not necessarily been matched with investment in the capability of educators to maximise the potential of simulation – based learning. A skilled educator is a prerequisite for effective simulation – based education and there are many educator competencies such as developing scenarios, debriefing, creating a safe and positive learning environment, mastery of technology, equipment operation and professional communication skills and comportment to name only some.
In September 2013 a consortium of dedicated educators holding expertise in simulation-based education from Denmark, Finland, Estonia and the UK were successful in obtaining EU Funding from the Lifelong Learning Programme to complete a two year project with the following objectives:
• The purpose of the project is to develop educator competency to facilitate the use of simulation-based learning in nurse education and test the transferability and development across providers from a number of EU countries.
• The consortium will transfer and develop a European Model for Educator education as a basis for good practice in this field.
• This tested model could then be used to quality assure the education and skills of the teachers and facilitators of simulation-based education in the field of nursing, both nationally and internationally.
The project is called NESTLED, Nurse Educator Simulated Learning
NESTLED project is a development and research project within the EU programme Transfer of innovation, and the aim is to transfer and develop existing knowledge into other contexts. The aim of NESTLED project is to produce evidence based training model for teachers in nursing education using simulated learning in their teaching. The project begun with a ‘kick-off’ meeting in 9/2013 and is split into six different work packages. The project will continue until 12/2015. All partners are working collaboratively within each work package with each partner organisation taking a lead on the packages. The starting point of the project is an existing module developed for educating the educators using simulation-based learning at University of Huddersfield. This module forms together with a systematic review and synthesis of the literature and an analysis of current training of teachers using simulation education in United Kingdom, Finland and Denmark a framework for a prototype of training educators using simulation based learning to be transferred and developed into new contexts. The prototype was then piloted by training teachers first in Denmark and then in Estonia and Finland. The prototype will be refined after the results of the piloting and presented as the European NESTLED education model for teachers to be disseminated and developed further.
Sectors Gesundheits- und Sozialwesen
Product Types Lehrmaterial
The consortium will transfer and develop a European Model for Educator education as a basis for good practice in the field of simulation in nursing education.
This tested model could then be used to quality assure the education and skills of the teachers and facilitators of simulation-based education in the field of nursing, both nationally and internationally.