Author: Sarita James, PhD, RN-BC, CNE
Title: Associate Professor
Institution: Louisiana State University at Alexandria
Skills or Simulation Laboratories
1. Apply critical thinking and clinical judgment to identify priority patient-centered nursing intervention in the care of maternal-newborn patients.
2. Apply evidence-based practice in the demonstration of a basic assessment.
3. Demonstrate professional behaviors when prioritizing and managing safe care for a maternal-newborn patient.
4. Demonstrate effective use of technology and standardized practices that support safety and quality patient care.
5. Uses effective verbal communication with team members to help the patient achieve health care goals.
Prioritization/Delegation Scenarios Maternal-Newborn Care
“What would you do Walk -Through”
Students will approach five client beds each client within the simulation lab. Each client’s name is clearly designated at the head of the bed. Each client has orders, armbands, Kardex, report off sheet or an actual “report off” nurse, and explanation of the scenario. Students are to review each scenario as a clinical group, collaborate with clinical group, and after review of each patient, determine priorities and/or delegations of care. Students will be informed of the correct priorities at debriefing.
Description of the scenarios is attached here as well as the evaluation form. The actual chart, or scenario materials for each client are available by emailing email@example.com. All documents are modifiable as the focus is to create an environment to assist students to prioritize patient care and use delegation skills where appropriate to help them prepare for entry into practice.
Students participate with the simulation facilitator (faculty member) for a one-hour debriefing of the experience to identify their strengths/weaknesses, what went well, what could have been improved. Students are given an evaluation form to anonymously evaluate the experience and provide feedback.