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Table 1 Summary of selected video-recorded scenario-based simulations and their characteristics

From: An activity theory perspective of how scenario-based simulations support learning: a descriptive analysis

Scenario name Faculty scenario goal Roles portrayed by student participants Roles portrayed by standardized patients and other simulated participants Scenario duration (in minutes)
Uncomplicated postpartum assessment Conduct and uncomplicated postpartum assessment Primary nurse
Support nurse
Noelle 9:06
Post-epidural hypotension Escalate care and treat a patient experiencing post-epidural hypotension Primary nurse
Support nurse
Noelle
Patient’s mother
Charge nurse
Anesthesiologist
15:34
Postpartum hemorrhage Recognize and treat a patient experiencing a postpartum hemorrhage Primary nurse
Support nurse 1
Support nurse 2
Noelle
Patient’s spouse
Charge nurse
Obstetrician
11:01
Fetal demise Conduct an intrapartum assessment of a patient experiencing a fetal demise in utero 1 primary nurse Standardized patient
Patient’s spouse
29:04
  1. Noelle embodied the patient while a standardized patient portrayed her voice to support verbal social interactions