Effect of Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation on Students’ confidence, Performance and Knowledge

  • Mariam Kawafha


Background: Nursing students are afraid to touch a newborn child along with making neonatal resuscitation, which makes impressment in clinical teaching. Therefore, it is suggested to initiate simulation training neonatal resuscitation between semesters to all students, who want to register maternal and child health course to enhance their performance. Therefore, the study aims to examine the effects of neonatal resuscitation simulation on students’ confidence, performance, knowledge, and retention. Methods: One group post-test only design was conducted in this study. The study recruited 95 nursing students, who were provided with a structured questionnaire that included questions regarding the simulation training and its effectiveness for the education of neonatal resuscitation. The factors of the questionnaire were confidence, performance and knowledge. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used to explore the frequency tables, graphics, and summary statistics. Results: Simulation exercises were observed effective for the enhancement of confidence level of the nursing students. Confidence level, concerned with the mastery of content of neonatal resuscitation, was also enhanced. The interaction and commitment level among the students and lecturer can be promoted through simulation process. Nursing students consistently expected the simulation exercise to be helpful in regards with preparing them to respond and manage a neonatal emergency situation and this prediction have been observed accurate. Conclusion: Simulation based trainings prevent the risks associated with neonatal resuscitation and enable the nursing students to efficiently deal the emergency situations.