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A survey of debriefing best practice standards implementation and training priorities in nursing simulation educators

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      There is a lack of research that identifies the status of implementing the debriefing best practice standards and training needs to enhance debriefer competency.


      This study aimed to identify the status of debriefing best practice standards implementation and training priorities in nursing simulation educators using importance-performance analysis.


      This was a cross-sectional descriptive survey with a convenience sample of 143 Korean nursing simulation educators. Collected data included perceived importance and self-assessed performance of debriefing best practice standards implementation and debriefer competency.


      The overall self-assessed performance score was significantly lower than the overall perceived importance of debriefing best practice standards implementation. There were significant positive correlations between Debriefing Assessment for Simulation in Healthcare rubric and importance-performance. The need for debriefer skills development had the highest training demand.


      An assessment of the perception of debriefing practice can be used to inform future debriefer competency development training programs by identifying areas of improvement according to debriefers.


      There are differences between self-rated competency in debriefing and the importance. There is a need for professional development to achieve optimal debriefer competency. Further study is needed to identify the effects of a debriefer skills development program on debriefer competency and learner outcomes.


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