Pediatric Simulation and Unfolding Case Study

Submitter Information

Author: Anne McGrorty, MSN, RN, CPNP
Title: Assistant Professor
Institution: La Salle University
Coauthors: Kristine Ellis, MSN, RN

Competency Category(s)
Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Care, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration

Learner Level(s)
Pre-Licensure BSN

Learner Setting(s)
Skills or Simulation Laboratories

Strategy Type
General Strategy

Learning Objectives

  1. Implement Joint Commission safety standards in the care of an acutely ill pediatric patient.
  2. Use situational, background, assessment, and recommendations (SBAR) during the patient transfer.
  3. Provide safe nursing care to the newly admitted pediatric patient with multiple health care needs.
  4. Demonstrate evidence-based safe care for the pediatric patient receiving IV therapy and medications.
  5. Calculate accurate medication doses based on the pediatric patient’s weight.
  6. Perform a systematic physical assessment on a simulated, acutely ill, pediatric patient.
  7. Differentiate developmentally appropriate and inappropriate responses to nursing care.
  8. Analyze pediatric laboratory values and their influence on patient care decisions.
  9. Demonstrate professional behaviors during the simulation.
  10. Recognize the importance of family-centered care.
  11. Demonstrate adherence to infection control standards when performing nursing care.

Learning Subobjectives:

  • Core-Competency: Patient Centered Care This teaching strategy is designed to evaluate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge: Integrates understanding of family-centered care for the pediatric population and involving parents/siblings in all aspects of patient care including plans of care, communication, education, and emotional support.
  • Attitude: Encourages parental involvement in patient care Recognizes the need for emotional support of family members.
  • Skills: Acknowledges family as a part of patient care and outcomes through effective communication and evaluation of parental involvement and knowledge of care.
  • Core-Competency: Safety This teaching strategy is designed to evaluate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge: Describes the nurse’s role in providing safe, effective patient care and the impact of Joint Commission standards on nursing care.
  • Attitude: Seeks to provide safe patient care and educate the patient and family about safety throughout the hospital stay.
  • Skills: Implements Joint Commission standards of safe patient care through the use of medication reconciliation, communication, error reporting, patient identifiers, medication safe doses, abbreviations, SBAR technique during patient transfer, and the five rights of medication administration.
  • Core Competency: Team and Collaboration This teaching strategy is designed to evaluate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge: Recognizes the importance of effective communication among different healthcare providers (nurse to nurse, nurse to physician).
  • Attitude: Identifies the importance of effective communication with physicians and other members of the healthcare team to ensure patient safety and positive outcomes.
  • Skills: Gives report for a patient using SBAR technique. Communicates safety threats to physicians who prescribed medication orders.
  • Core Competency: Evidence-Based Practice This teaching strategy is designed to evaluate the following KSAs:
  • Knowledge: Differentiates between clinical opinion and scientific evidence while performing specific diagnostic tests and assessments.
  • Attitude: Values continuous improvement in the clinical setting.
  • Skills: Identifies potential medical errors and possible conflicts with other health care providers.

Strategy Overview

This pediatric simulation and unfolding case study takes place in the Nursing Learning Resource Center and is scheduled early in the Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents course. It stands as an immersion day experience that is comprehensive and interactive. The simulation and unfolding case study is aimed at promoting Die Wirkung von Cialis original creative and critical thinking. It specifies the learning objectives, equipment, and an unfolding case study of an ill infant. Students demonstrate skills using Sim-baby. Patient data are presented as the situation progresses. Questions are posed to encourage decision making.

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Additional Materials

The material for the Pediatric Simulation and Unfolding Case Study is included in the document found in File 1.

Evaluation Description

Anecdotal reports noted by students indicate that they enjoyed the first version of the Pediatric Simulation and Unfolding Case Study. The material presented here is a thorough revision of that teaching strategy.