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Evaluation of Nursing Student Perspectives of a Simulated Smart Pump

Elias, B.L.,Moss, J.A.,Dillavou, M.,Shih, A.,Azuero, A.

Abstract

Background: Medical devices are incorporating information technology into complex user interfaces, increasing the need for training and testing. However, the actual devices are costly to purchase and maintain.

Method: Participants in this study programmed a simulated and actual smart medication infusion pump and completed a user satisfaction survey. The number of features accessed successfully and the number of errors made during interface programming with the simulator and pump were compared.

Results: Differences between the pump and simulator show where the simulator needs to be refined to increase fidelity.

Conclusions: Simulating devices provides a low-cost platform for nursing education and for device and interface development.


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