Historical Documents

Historical Documents: Simulation

McLaughlin, Frank E. et al. (1979). “Nurse practitioner’s, public health nurses’, and physicians performance on clinical simulation test: COPD”. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 1(3), 273-295.

McLaughlin, Frank E. et al. (1979). Nurses’ and physicians performance on clinical simulation test: hypertension. Research in Nursing and Health,2,61-72.

McLaughlin, Frank E. et al. (1981). Measurement properties of clinical simulation tests: hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nursing Research, 30(1), 5-9.

McLaughlin, F. E., Carr, J. W., & Delucchi, K. L. (1981). Measurement properties of clinical simulation tests: hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nursing Research, 30, 5-9.

Holzemer WL et al. (1981). A validation study: simulations as a measure of nurse practitioners’ problem-solving skills. Nursing Research, 30(3):139-44.

McDowell BJ et al. (1984).Evaluating clinical performance using simulated patients. Journal of  Nursing  Education, 23(9):37-9.

Holzemer, W. L. (1986). The structure of problem solving in simulations. Nursing Research, 35, 231-6.

Klaassens EL.(1988). Exploring the use of computer simulation to teach critical decision-making skills to pediatric nursing students. Journal of  Pediatric Nursing, 3(3):202-6.

Rose MA.(1986). Sensory loss simulation use in nursing education. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 12(7):22-4.

Whitis G. (1985). Simulation in teaching clinical nursing.  Journal of Nursing Education, 24(4):161-3.

Reichman SL & Weaver-Meyers P. (1984).Glaucoma and cataracts: a nurse-patient simulation for nursing students. Journal of Nursing Education, 23(7):314-5.

Ulione MS (1983). Simulation gaming in nursing education.  Journal of Nursing Education, 22(8):349-51.

Davidhizar RE (1982). Simulation games as a teaching technique in psychiatric nursing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 20(1):8-12.

West HL. (1981). Curriculum for nursing home administration: a simulation methodology. Gerontol Geriatric Education, 2(2):149-50.

Becker C.(1980). An overview of simulation games and comments on their use in baccalaureate nursing education. Nursing Papers,12(1-2):32-45.

LaSor B (1979). Time out! The use of simulation in teaching psychiatric nursing. Canadian Nurse, 75(9):36-8.

Historical Documents: Nurse Practitioner Effectiveness 

The American Nurses Association offered a great annotated bibliography, created by Dr. Brown, on NP and CNM effectiveness between 1984-1991. I have emailed them to see if I can get permission to scan this document and make it available online. Haven’t heard back yet but hoping..I can’t find it anywhere else! Looks like you might be able to purchase it from ANA, see below.

Brown, S. A., and Grimes, D. E. (1993). Nurse practitioners and certified nurse-midwives: A meta-analysis of studies on nurses in primary care roles. Washington, DC: American Nurses Association, 105 pp.

This report presents a quantitative meta-analysis of research on the impact of nurse practitioners and nurse-midwives in primary care. It describes the processes of care, clinical outcomes, and health care utilization and cost-effectiveness of nurses in primary care roles. Studies on the comparison of nurse-provided and physician-provided care were examined. The analysis includes published and unpublished research.

Contact: American Nurses Association, Telephone: (301) 628-5000 Secondary Telephone: (800) 274-4ANA, $23.25 plus $4.00 shipping and handling.

Barbara J. Safriet. (1992). Health Care Dollars and Regulatory Sense: The Role of Advanced Practice Nursing. Yale Journal on Regulation, 9(2), 417-487.

Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified MNurse Midwives: A Policy Analysis.Health Technology Case Study 37. December 1986.

This report was created by the now extinct US Government Office of Technology Assessment. It had great importance at the time and I think it needs to be revisited! Sometimes it feels as if nurse practitioners are starting from scratch when discussing their proven effectiveness and safety. This might be because documents such as this one are not included in their education. I think this would be a great assignment for a Roles class! I searched the web for it and finally found a copy which I am loading here as a pdf. Since it was produced by the federal government, it is free of copyright. Enjoy!

Policy Analysis 1986