Physical stress triggers in simulated emergency care situations

Nurs Open. 2020 Aug 31;8(1):156-162. doi: 10.1002/nop2.614. eCollection 2021 Jan.


Aim: To practise emergency care situations during the education can be stressful. The aim of this study is to identify factors that cause stress in simulated emergency care.

Design: A descriptive observational study.

Methods: Video recordings (N = 26) subjected to observation with written field notes in turn subjected to interpretive qualitative content analysis.

Results: To assess the patient's condition and decide what measures to take trigger stress reactions. If the students failed to connect the correct and relevant information in the conversation with the physician, the students showed signs of stress. Also, to calculate medication dosages stress the students.

Keywords: education; electrodermal activity; galvanic skin response; intervention; nurse; simulation.

Publication types

  • Observational Study

MeSH terms

  • Communication
  • Emergency Medical Services*
  • Emergency Treatment
  • Humans
  • Physicians*
  • Students, Nursing*