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Table 3 Exit questionnaire: attitudes toward the virtual simulation task

From: A preliminary study of a novel emergency department nursing triage simulation for research applications

1. During this exercise, to what extent did you feel “immersed” in responding to the simulation exercises? Not at all 0% Some of the time 30% Not sure 0% Much of the time 40% All of the time 30%
2. How easy or difficult was it to learn to take the role of an RN in these simulation exercises (control the avatar)? Very difficult 0% Somewhat difficult 40% Difficult 10% Somewhat easy 40% Very easy 10%
3. Did you experience any technical difficulties when you were working through the simulation exercises today? None 0% Infrequently 50% Several times 30% Much of the time 20% Almost all of the time 0%
4. Prior to today’s exercises, how confident did you feel about your ability to respond to emergency department patients? Not confident 0% Somewhat confident 10% Confident 10% Very confident 40% Extremely confident 40%
5. After completing the simulation exercises today, how confident do you feel about your ability to respond to emergency department patients? Not confident 0% Somewhat confident 20% Confident 0% Very confident 50% Extremely confident 30%
6. How useful do you think these simulation exercises would be for learning the clinical skills necessary to treat patients in an emergency department setting? Not useful 20% Somewhat useful 10% Useful 20% Very useful 30% Extremely useful 20%
7. Did this study change your feelings/attitudes in any way about working as a member or leader of an emergency department Team? Yes 10% No 90%