Increases in nursing documentation requirements, adherence to regulatory standards, and workforce diversity add to the complexity of delivering safe patient care.
The aim was to reinforce elements of quality and safety in patient care delivery.
In an effort to deliver necessary, though often dull, regulatory information to nursing staff, a team of nurse educators and nursing quality leaders used the concepts of a popular social game to develop an escape room.
The escape room was conducted with nearly 100 learners with both a regulatory focus and a patient safety focus with success. Participants stated that teamwork, communication, and problem-solving were necessary to escape the room; nearly 60% indicated the escape room experience would contribute to changes in their nursing practice.
The escape room template can be easily modified to target a myriad of learning objectives and learners of varying levels of experience.