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Page: 8852 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.2447

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain


S. Coffey1, L. Graham2, A. de la Rocha2, D. Chorney2, H. Zitzelsberger1, C. Anyinam3, B. Muirhead1, E. Papaconstantinou1, E. Vogel1, W. Sun1, P. Munro-Gilbert2, R. Vanderlee4, D. Service1

1University of Ontario Institute of Technology (CANADA)
2Durham College (CANADA)
3George Brown College (CANADA)
4Nipissing University (CANADA)
Opioid abuse has reached staggering levels globally. In Canada, opioid abuse is our single most significant emerging public health crisis. Currently, Canada is the second largest consumer of prescription opioids (INCB, 2013; CIHI, 2016), with a 203% increase in usage between 2000 and 2010 (INCB, 2011; NACPDM, 2013). From 2008-2014, there has been a 62% increase nationally in opioid overdose hospitalization rates for people aged 15-24 (UN, 2016). In response to this crisis, the Canadian government has moved to make naloxone, the medication used to treat opioid overdoses, available without a prescription and without cost. Not only will healthcare providers in all settings be required to know how and when to treat a person using a naloxone overdose kit, increasingly members of the public will be required to possess this skill set. Within this changing landscape, it is essential to appreciate that nurses practice not only in institutional type settings, but also out in the community in every conceivable setting. Nurses are ideally positioned to have a positive impact on this critical public health crisis, both through their direct intervention and through the health teaching they can provide to citizens who may be required to intervene. Ensuring that our nursing program graduates are able to demonstrate the knowledge, skill, and judgment necessary to engage effectively within this rapidly changing health crisis requires innovative educational approaches. Simulation-based learning holds the potential to aid learners not only to develop knowledge, but also to experience situations in such a way that they develop practice skills in a safe environment (Cant & Cooper, 2010). Additionally, simulation-based learning provides the perfect venue for students to be supported to reflect, both in the moment and after the moment (Schön, 1983) on their experience. In so doing, simulation-based learning promotes the transformational potential of a learning experience, addressing not only the cognitive and behavioural domains, but equally important the attitudes and perceptions of the learner. This presentation describes a project in which a high stakes, low frequency event involving acute opioid overdose in a community setting (e.g., on a street corner) was developed and evaluated.

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author = {Coffey, S. and Graham, L. and de la Rocha, A. and Chorney, D. and Zitzelsberger, H. and Anyinam, C. and Muirhead, B. and Papaconstantinou, E. and Vogel, E. and Sun, W. and Munro-Gilbert, P. and Vanderlee, R. and Service, D.},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
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doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.2447},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.2447},
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location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
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AU - S. Coffey AU - L. Graham AU - A. de la Rocha AU - D. Chorney AU - H. Zitzelsberger AU - C. Anyinam AU - B. Muirhead AU - E. Papaconstantinou AU - E. Vogel AU - W. Sun AU - P. Munro-Gilbert AU - R. Vanderlee AU - D. Service
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.2447
PY - 2017
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2017
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2017 Proceedings
SP - 8852
EP - 8852
ER -
S. Coffey, L. Graham, A. de la Rocha, D. Chorney, H. Zitzelsberger, C. Anyinam, B. Muirhead, E. Papaconstantinou, E. Vogel, W. Sun, P. Munro-Gilbert, R. Vanderlee, D. Service (2017) TACKLING OPIOID OVERDOSE SITUATIONS WITH SIMULATION-BASED LEARNING, ICERI2017 Proceedings, p. 8852.