Implementing Multidisciplinary Competency Simulation Drills in a Financially Challenged Public Safety Net Hospital
Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
© 2013 AWHONN, the Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses
Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing
Special Issue: 2013 Convention Proceedings
Volume 42, Issue s1, page S60, June 2013
How to Cite
Dryden, S. (2013), Implementing Multidisciplinary Competency Simulation Drills in a Financially Challenged Public Safety Net Hospital. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 42: S60. doi: 10.1111/1552-6909.12139
- Issue published online: 11 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 11 JUN 2013
- simulation education;
- financially challenged public safety net hospital;
Purpose for the Program
Patient safety is always a priority, and several needs were identified. We wanted to create new training to capture the staff's attention and motivate them to incorporate changes in their practices. We chose to use simulation as our method of instruction. Because of the limited resources, we had to be creative to implement this endeavor. Inclusion of all disciplines was very important to increase the understanding of everyone's role and improve communication.
The simulation included process changes and introduction of new equipment.
Implementation, Outcomes, and Evaluation
The process is undergoing continuous evaluation.
Implications for Nursing Practice
Overall, the staff expressed increased confidence in being prepared for these situations as well as improved communication with the medical staff.