Simulation-based nursing education is an increasingly and wide-spread preferred educational
approach. It offers opportunities to acquire clinical skills and decision-making through various situational
Aim: Evaluation of simulation effects on maternity nurses’ knowledge, practice and self-efficacy during
management of eclamptic fits.
Design: A quasi experimental design was utilized.
Setting: The study done in Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of Benha Teaching Hospital.
Samples: A convenient samples include 40 nurses.
Tools: Data collecting by using 3 tools: A Structured self-administered questionnaire, observational
checklists and self-efficacy scale.
Results: A highly significant difference among pre-intervention and immediate post-intervention and 8
weeks’ post-intervention regarding knowledge, practices and self-efficacy of nurses concerning management
of eclamptic fits.
Conclusion: Simulation-based training is effective training approach that enhances maternity nurses’
knowledge, practice and also increases their self-efficacy regarding management of eclamptic fits.
Recommendations: All maternity nurses in different settings should attend regular simulation-based and
refreshing courses to improve their knowledge, practice and self-efficacy