Sepsis Escape Room for Training a New Workflow and Documentation Process (1090-003626) (Developmental Research Projects: Resuscitation, Clinical Outcomes, Cultural Fluency (By Invitation Only))
Start time: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 3:00 PM End time: Thursday, February 4, 2021, 4:00 PM Session Type: Research Study Development and Presentation Program Abstracts
Is the escape room teaching concept an effective methodology for increasing nurse confidence in sepsis identification and treatment?
A mixed method was used to train nurses who respond as Rapid Response Team (RRT) members. Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning concept participants were allowed to actively participate, observe, then reflect on the process through using the SHARP method for debriefing the team. Human patient simulators (HPS) with a monitor allowed the patient to be front and center to engage the team and progress the scenario. Independent variables in the form of media, puzzles and boxes provide clues for treatment of the patient (HPS) as the dependent variable. A case study and rules for the escape room process was used for pre-briefing to set the scene. Team size ranged from 4 to 7 participants. Lock boxes, puzzles and media on the patient monitor supplied clues as they progressed through the scenario. Success in escaping the room was determined by following the appropriate workflow, implementation of the appropriate nursing protocol and completing the documentation.
Nurses will be better prepared to care for patients presenting with sepsis using evidence based practices.