Author: Kim Amer, PhD, RN
Title: Associate Professor
Institution: DePaul University
New Graduates/Transition to Practice
- Assess safety risks each time student enters a patient’s room
- Describe prioritization of care with the one minute safety check (integrate abc’s of physiologic safety)
- Verbalize the mental process of reviewing the critical assessment of patient’s breathing, risk of falling, emergency equipment check, and immediate threats to safety
Students will discuss the quality and safety check in the classroom. During the clinical experience the students will be asked to report on their findings of the one minute safety check. The most critical assessment measures will be evaluated for the appropriate prioritization.
The instructor will accompany the student in the room to discuss whether the safety assessment was appropriately done.
Clinical evaluation instruments have been revised to include the 1 minute safety check. The students should be able to talk through their priority assessment including: 1. assessment of airway, work of breathing, and circulation 2. knowledge of emergency equipment including airway, ambu bag, oxygen, weight and age of patient, risk of falling, name bracelet on, and environmental assessment of risk such as water on floor. 3. Integration of the “all at once” ability to talk with the patient, deliver quality care, and also observe for safety issues in the environment.