Nurse Vigilance: A Three-Part Simulation Course to Decrease Cardiopulmonary Arrests Outside Intensive Care Units

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  • Early recognition of and prompt intervention for the deteriorating pediatric patient remains paramount in preventing cardiac arrests from occurring outside intensive care units. To decrease these events, we developed a three-part simulation-based blended learning course consisting of a computer-based training module, a simulation scenario, and follow-up in situ scenarios for inpatient nurses. After initiation of the course, our facility has seen a decrease in the number of codes outside critical care areas.
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  • Zinkan JL; Rutledge C; Norwood C; Wise KM; Gaither S; Cameron B; Tofil NM; Raju SKS
  • Start Page

  • E1
  • End Page

  • E8
  • Volume

  • 35
  • Issue

  • 4