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dc.contributor.authorSabin, Mike
dc.contributor.authorWeeks, Keith W.
dc.contributor.authorRowe, David A.
dc.contributor.authorHutton, B. Meriel
dc.contributor.authorCoben, Diana
dc.contributor.authorHall, Carol
dc.contributor.authorWoolley, Norman
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-18T23:04:59Z
dc.date.available2013-04-18T23:04:59Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationSabin, M., Weeks, K.W., Rowe, D.A., Hutton, B.M., Coben, D., Hall, C., & Woolley, N. (2013). Safety in numbers 5: Evaluation of computer-based authentic assessment and high fidelity simulated OSCE environments as a framework for articulating a point of registration medication dosage calculation benchmark. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(2), e55-e65.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1471-5953
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7480
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports a key educational initiative undertaken by NHS Education for Scotland (NES), based upon recommendations from a 'Numeracy in Healthcare' consultation. We report here the design of a web-based technical measurement authentic assessment environment evolved from the safeMedicate suite of programs that provided a model for an environment within which a medication dosage calculation problem-solving (MDC-PS) benchmark could be articulated. A sample of 63 third-year pre-registration nursing students was recruited from four participating universities in the UK. A counterbalanced design was employed where the virtual authentic assessment environment was evaluated for internal consistency reliability and criterion-related validity against an objective structured clinical assessment (OSCE) undertaken in high-fidelity simulated clinical environments. Outcome measures indicated an extremely high internal consistency of the web-based environment. It was concluded that the combination of a web-based authentic assessment environment and further assessment of safe technical measurement interpretation and dexterity in a practice/practice simulation setting, populated with a benchmark and a criterion referenced rubric validated by the profession, is an innovative, viable, valid and reliable assessment method for the safe administration of medicines. As a result, the rubric for assessment of the appropriate range of calculation type and complexity informed the NMC's revised Essential Skills Clusters for Medicines Management (NMC, 2010a; NMC, 2010b). This inclusion provides a particularly strong example of both research directly influencing policy and of evidence-based regulation.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherElsevieren_NZ
dc.subjectassessmenten_NZ
dc.subjectevaluationen_NZ
dc.subjectmeasurementen_NZ
dc.subjectmedication dosage calculationen_NZ
dc.subjectnumeracyen_NZ
dc.subjectreliabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectvalidityen_NZ
dc.titleSafety in numbers 5: Evaluation of computer-based authentic assessment and high fidelity simulated OSCE environments as a framework for articulating a point of registration medication dosage calculation benchmarken_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.nepr.2012.10.009en_NZ


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