Nurses are inundated with change, yet we need to be competent and maintain skills to optimize patient lives. We've all tried creating shortcuts to Healthstream, until they built questions into the lesson or prevent fast forwarding. Healthstream is fine for the standard JCAHO competencies but drills provide hands on learning in an active setting for real scenarios like Stroke, MI or Code Blue. Experience, competency and drills allowed Sully to land a plane safely on the Hudson River and these coworkers are ready to manage a eclamptic seizure during their shift.
Nurse Sarah E displays her best seizure performance causing the nurses to jump into action. While we create a safe learning environment, we are all business and look for recognition of symptoms, SBAR communication, closed loop communication and we make sure someone is attending to the boyfriend in the mullet, played by Sarah B.
The Nurses that showed up for this drill were superstars that I have worked together on nights for years. While they know each other well enough that they could read each other's minds, they functioned so efficiently, that if Sarah E really seized, she was in good hands. Nurses that feel intimidated have the opportunity to ask questions, get their hands on equipment and feel confident in their next emergency. What drill can you create with coworkers at your job?