High-fidelity simulation-based training in neonatal nursing

Kimberly A. Yaeger, Louis P. Halamek, Mary Coyle, Allison Murphy, Jodee Anderson, Kristi Boyle, Kirsten Braccia, Jennifer McAuley, Glenn De Sandre, Brad Smith

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Simulation-based training is a novel approach that facilitates the use of higher order thinking skills. Simulation-based training challenges medical professionals to develop cognitive, technical, and behavioral skills through the use of mannequins, working medical equipment, and human colleagues. During scenarios, trainees must make use of their knowledge base, analyze and synthesize factors contributing to the crises, and evaluate the effects of their actions. Feedback indicates that simulation-based training programs are more pertinent to and better accepted by adult learners than traditional programs. The instructional methodologies used in simulation-based training programs are more in line with the tenets of adult learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-331
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Neonatal Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Bloom's taxonomy
  • Center for Advanced Pediatric Education (CAPE)
  • adult learning scenarios
  • debriefing
  • human performance
  • medical education
  • neonatal resuscitation program
  • newborn resuscitation
  • nursing education
  • simulation-based training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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