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Nurse education
Simulation-based educational programme improves students’ flow communication and communication self-efficacy
  1. Emily Browne
  1. School of Health Science and Wellbeing, Staffordshire University, Staffordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Emily Browne, School of Health and Social Care, Staffordshire University, Shropshire ST4 2DE, UK; emily.browne{at}

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Commentary on: Effectiveness of incorporating Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) methods into simulation-based education for nursing students: a quasi-experimental study. Nurse Educ Today 2022; 109: 105252. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2021.105252.

Implications for practice and research

  • The implementation of a simulation-based educational programme has positive learning outcomes for students.

  • Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) is important in practice, but further research is required on the benefits of including SBAR within simulation to show links to patient safety outcomes.


There is growing evidence to suggest that a simulation-based educational curriculum for nursing students is integral to patient safety outcomes in practice. This study sets out to show the importance of flow, or deep engagement, within simulation, and its effect on the performance of nursing students.

Evidence supports that poor communication of healthcare professionals leads to poor patient …

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  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.