Training for nurses using realistic simulation

  • Regimar Carla Machado Paulista School of Nursing. Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Isabela Cristina Oliveira Department of Nursing. Federal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Ledjane Neves de Oliveira Department of Nursing. Federal University of São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • Jeanne Liliane Marlene Michel
  • Sueli Fátima Sampaio
  • Ana Lucia Gargione Galvão Sant’Anna Paulista School of Nursing. Federal University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Michelle Mayumi Yoshimura Campos


Objectives: To assess an in situ simulation-based cardiopulmonary resuscitation training strategy, with emphasis on debriefing and follow-up assessment of knowledge after training.

Method: This was an educational intervention study to measure intraparticipant variability. The simulation-based teaching techniques consisted of nine steps.This research followed STROBE recommendations for the methodological development of observational studies. 

Results: Significant differences (p < 0.05) were observed between the pre-test and post-theory assessments, and between the pre-practical phase and 60 days post-training. However, no differences were observed (p<0.05) between the post-theory and post-practical phases, showing that after participating in the training strategy, after the pre-test assessment, the participants seemed to have carried over the knowledge displayed in the post-theory to the post-practical time, with considerable reduction in performance 60 days after the training program.

Conclusion: Theoretical emphasis coupled with simulation practice displayed the best results in performance when compared to theoretical training alone, even at 60 days post-training.


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How to Cite
MACHADO, Regimar Carla et al. Training for nurses using realistic simulation. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 13, mar. 2020. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2021. doi: