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.