Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy

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Associate Professor / Faculty of Education and Professional Studies - School of Nursing
Position
Full-time Faculty
Office
A201-M
Extension
4195
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About
Dr. Sandra Goldsworthy is a nurse education leader who is recognized as a simulation and critical care expert, researcher and author. She is the recipient of the Canadian Nurses’ Association Order of Merit in Education and was one of 10 University of Calgary inaugural Teaching Scholars. Sandra is author or editor of ten books including: ‘Simulation Simplified: A Practical Guide for Nurse Educators’, ‘Simulation Simplified: Student Lab Manual for Critical Care Nursing’ and ‘The Compact Clinical Guide for Mechanical Ventilation’. Dr. Goldsworthy’s is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Nipissing University. Sandra’s previous positions have included: Associate Dean Teaching, Learning and Technology, Director of Blended and Online Learning and Associate Professor (with tenure) in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. In addition, she held a Research Professorship in Simulation from 2015-2019. The Research Professorship resulted in the development of a research team, research collaborations (locally, nationally and internationally) and design and implementation of more than 15 active research projects of which she is principal investigator. Sandra holds three national certifications: Canadian Nurses Association credentials in Critical Care and Medical Surgical Nursing as well as CASN Canadian Certified Nurse Simulation Educator credential (CCNSE). She is a member of a number of national and international committees including her role as a Vice President of the World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Association. Dr. Goldsworthy is passionate about improving patient safety and provider preparation through simulation. Her research program focuses on the impact of simulation in building competence in recognition and response to the deteriorating patient, reduction of medication errors and improving health team communication competencies through interprofessional simulation education.
Education
PhD (Nursing), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
MSc (Nursing), Queen's University, Kingston, Canada
Honours BScN, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Canada
Research

Key words

Simulation, virtual simulation, critical care, nursing, interprofessional, patient safety

Research Statement

My program of research focuses on the use of simulation as a teaching strategy to foster confidence and competence among health care practitioners. The research targets undergraduates, interprofessional teams, practicing critical care nurses and critical care teams.  The three pillars of this research program include: transition of nurses to practice, retention and recruitment of critical care nurses and interprofessional simulation. All three pillars are directly aimed at preparing health care providers to deliver the safest, highest quality care to patients. Preparing new graduates and existing health care practitioners to be highly competent and confident in patient care delivery, safe and quality care for patients will be optimized. Research in the area of simulation aligns well with the goal of providing the safest care to our patients since it allows students and practitioners to master clinical competencies through hands-on learning in environments that closely mimic the clinical setting. The first pillar of my simulation research program investigates the use of simulation as a strategy to assist nurses in transitioning to practice. Specifically, simulation is used to enhance job readiness of undergraduate nursing students and to build competence in new nurses transitioning into critical care units by experiential learning on simulated patients. High risk, low frequency skills are mastered in the simulation laboratory prior to delivering care to actual patients. In addition, strategies to build competence in recognition of rapidly deteriorating patients and safe medication administration are explored through the use of simulated cases relating to cardiac arrest, hypovolemic shock and other emergencies. The second pillar of this research program focuses on the use of simulation in recruiting and retaining nurses. Healthy work environments that include professional development opportunities such as participating in simulation have been shown to predict retention of nurses in critical care units. Lastly, the third pillar of the research program aims to explore strategies that enhance team performance and team communication among interprofessional practitioners (i.e. handover, documentation, team safety huddles).

Publications

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

Bloomer,M., Fulbrook, P., Goldsworthy, S., Livesay, Mitchell, M., Williams, G., Friganovic, A. (2019). World Federation of Critical Care Nurses 2019 Position Statement: Provision of a Critical Care Nursing Workforce, CONNECT Journal, Springer Publishing, New York.

Baker, C., Goldsworthy, S., Gurnham, M.E., Harder, N., Luctkar-Flude, M, MacNeil, M., Pierazzo, J. & Tyerman, J. Top 10 adult nursing situations for high fidelity simulation, CASN, Ottawa, Ontario.

Goldsworthy, S., Patterson, J. David, Dobbs, M., Afzal, A., DeBoer, S. (2019). How does simulation impact building competency and confidence in recognizing and responding to the adult and paediatric deteriorating patient among undergraduate nursing students?, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 29, 25-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2018.12.001

Wishart, I., Goldsworthy, S., Charania, I., Seneviratne, C., Schiff, J. (2018). Interprofessional Collaboration in a Mass Casualty Incident, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, DOI :10.1017/S1049023X17005623

Goldsworthy, S., Sears, K., Lucktar-Flude, M.,Harder, N., Wilson-Keates, B. (2017). Gaining Momentum Through Collaboration: Results of a Canadian Nursing Simulation Research Think Tank, Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 15, 61-64, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2017.09.001

Gauthier, Fagan, Goldsworthy et al. (2017). Canadian Standards of Critical Care Nursing Practice, Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, Papin publishers, London, Ontario.

Goldsworthy, S. (2016). Mechanical ventilation education and transition of critical care nurses into practice, Critical Care Clinics of North America, 28, 399-412, doi: org/10.1016/j.cnc.07.001

Goldsworthy, S. (2016). Preface in Goldsworthy, S. (editor), Mechanical Ventilation in the Critically Ill Patient: International Nursing Perspectives, Critical Care Clinics of North America, 28, doi: org/10.1016/j.cnc.07.001

Goldsworthy, S. (2016). Deteriorating work environments for critical care nurses: how urgent is the issue and what can be done? Nursing in Critical Care, 21(1), 6-7, doi: 10.1111/nicc.12233

Goldsworthy, S. (2016). The influence of simulation in predicting intent to stay among critical care nurses, published in Nursing Education Conference proceedings as a core paper, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England September 6-8, 2016.

Goldsworthy, S. (2012). High fidelity simulation in critical care: a Canadian perspective, Collegian Journal, 19(3), 139-143

Sears, K., Goldsworthy, S., Goodman, W. (2010). The relationship between simulation and medication safety, Journal of Nursing Education, 49(1)

Goldsworthy, Lawrence, N., Goodman, W. (2006). The use of PDAs at the point of care in an undergraduate nursing program, Computers, Informatics and Nursing, 24(3).

Goldsworthy, S., Goodman, W., Muirhead, W. (2005). Goal orientation and its relationship to academic success in a laptop-based nursing program. International Journal of Nursing Education and Scholarship, 2 (1),

Peer Reviewed Books (10)

Goldsworthy, S., Kleinpell, R., Williams, G. editors (2019). International Best practices in Critical Care 2nd edition, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Association.

Barry, M., Lok, J., Tyreman, J., Goldsworthy, S. editors (2019). Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems 4th ed., Elsevier, Toronto, Ontario.

Goldsworthy, S., Kleinpell, R., Williams, G. (2017). International Best Practices in Critical Care Nursing 1st edition, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Association.

Goldsworthy, S. (2016). Compact Clinical Guide to Arrhythmias and 12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Foundations for Critical Care Nurses, Springer Publishing, New York                                               (** American Journal of Nursing 2016 Book of the Year Winner)

Goldsworthy, S., Graham, L. (2014). Compact Clinical Guide to Mechanical Ventilation: Foundations of Practice for Critical Care Nurses, Springer Publishing, New York.

Goldsworthy, S., Graham, L. (2013). Simulation Simplified a Practical Handbook for Nurse Educators, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia.                                                                                              (** American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Winner)

Goldsworthy, S., Graham, L. (2013). Simulation Simplified a Lab Manual for Critical Care Nurses, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia.

Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors (2013). Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems 3rd ed., Elsevier, Toronto, Ontario.

Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors (2010). Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems 2nd ed., Elsevier, Toronto, Ontario.

Goldsworthy, S., Barry, M. editors (2006). Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems 1st ed., Elsevier, Toronto, Ontario.

Book Chapters (20)

Goldsworthy, S. (2019) in Goldsworthy, S., Kleinpell, R., Williams, G. editors, Arrhythmia Interpretation and Emergency Cardiac Care in International Best Practices in Critical Care,  2nd edition, World Federation of Critical Care Nurses Association.

Goldsworthy, S. (2019) in. Barry, M., Lok, J., Tyreman, J., Goldsworthy, S.,. editors, Nursing Management: Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 4th ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2019) in Barry, M., Lok, J., Tyreman, J., Goldsworthy, S.,  editors, Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 4th ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2019) in Barry, M.,., Lok, J., Tyreman, J., Goldsworthy, S editors, Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 4th ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2018) in Barry, M., Lok, J., Tyreman, J., Goldsworthy, S. editors, Nursing Management: Critical Care Environment, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 4th ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S., Ho, V., Tam, B., Wochberg, B. (2017). Circulation-Fluids Chapter, ACES approach to Critical Care, 1st ed., Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ottawa, Ontario.

Goldsworthy, S. (2017) in Hetzel-Campbell, S., Daley, K., The use of simulation in the recognition and response to the rapidly deteriorating patient, Chapter 16, in Simulation Scenarios for Nursing Educators,3rd ed., Springer Publishing.

Goldsworthy, S. (2017) in Foisy-Doll, C., Gore, T., Critical Care Simulation in Simulation Champions, Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia

Goldsworthy, S. (2013) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Management: Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 3rd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2013) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 3rd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2013) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 3rd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2013) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Management: Critical Care Environment, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 3rd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2010) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Management: Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 2nd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2010) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy,S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 2nd  ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2010) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, S., Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular System, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 2nd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2010) in Barry, M., Goldsworthy, Goodridge, D. editors, Nursing Management: Critical Care Environment, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 2nd ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2006) in Goldsworthy, S., Barry, M. editors, Nursing Management: Coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 1st ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2006) in Goldsworthy, S., Barry, M. editors, Nursing Management: Dysrhythmias, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 1st ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2006) in Goldsworthy, S., Barry, M. editors, Nursing Assessment: Cardiovascular Assessment, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 1st ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Goldsworthy, S. (2006) in Goldsworthy, S., Barry, M. editors, Nursing Management: Critical Care Environments, Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: assessment and management of clinical problems, 1st ed., Elsevier, Toronto.

Book Chapters in Development (1)

Goldsworthy, S. (in press) in Page-Cutura, K., Bradley, P. Updating traditional classrooms, in Becoming a Nurse Educator in Canada, Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing, Ottawa.