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The objective of this quasi-experimental study was to compare the performance of two different Operating Room (OR) training methods for OR practice, OR simulation in real environment and traditional OR training method. The study was conducted based on sample of 71 third year nursing students who practice in operating room. The nursing
students who participated in the study were divided into two groups. The first group of 35 students was trained with OR simulation method in real environment while the second
group of 36 students was trained with traditional OR method. Before and after the students
were trained in the operating rooms, the data including self-assessment on OR technical skill knowledge, self-assessment on self-confidence regarding OR technical skill and test on OR technical skill knowledge were collected.
The result of the study shows that before training the scores of both groups in
self-assessment on OR technical skill knowledge, self-assessment of self-confidence regarding OR technical skill and test on OR technical skill knowledge are not significantly different. However, after training, the group of nursing students who were trained with OR simulation training method in real environment, achieved significantly higher score in all aspects; statistically p < 0.001.
In conclusion, the use of OR simulation training method in real environment can make students more confidence in their skill and knowledge.