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

Zinkan, Jerri Lynn BSN, RN, MPH; Rutledge, Chrystal MD; Norwood, Carrie BSN, RN; Wise, Kandi M. BSN, RN; Gaither, Stacy MSN, RN; Cameron, Brittany MSN, RN; Tofil, Nancy M. MD, MEd; Raju, Sai Krishna Surapa MD

Journal for Nurses in Professional Development: July/August 2019 - Volume 35 - Issue 4 - p E1–E8
doi: 10.1097/NND.0000000000000561
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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.

Jerri Lynn Zinkan, BSN, RN, MPH, is an Educator, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham.

Chrystal Rutledge, MD, is Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, and Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Carrie Norwood, BSN, RN, is an Educator, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham.

Kandi M. Wise, BSN, RN, is an Educator, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham.

Stacy Gaither, MSN, RN, is Director of Research and Simulation Education, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, and Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Brittany Cameron, MSN, RN, is an Educator, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham.

Nancy M. Tofil, MD, MEd, is Medical Director, Pediatric Simulation Center at Children’s of Alabama, Birmingham, and Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Sai Krishna Surapa Raju, MD, is a Fellow, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE: Stacy Gaither, 1600 7th Ave. South, McWane 306, Birmingham, AL 35233 (e-mail: sgaither@peds.uab.edu).

Online date: June 17, 2019

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