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Authors

  1. Raines, Deborah A. PhD, RN, ANEF

Abstract

Successful transition of the neonate from the intrauterine environment to the extrauterine world is a complex and unique process. The assessments and interventions of the nurse during these precious moments following birth have a dramatic impact on the well-being of the neonate. This article reports on the development and implementation of a nursing situation simulation focused on educating nurses for this role. Simulation has been shown to increase confidence and competence of nurses. Use of simulation allows nurses to gain experience without placing the patient at risk.