Nursing Hazard Hunt Held at the East Liverpool Campus
Nearing the end of the semester Nursing Lab Coordinator Janet Peterson wanted to create both a fun and challenging exercise for nursing students to take their mind off of their upcoming finals. Peterson transformed a section of the nursing lab into a “Hospital Room of Horrors.”
When students entered the room they encountered a scene that would make any medical professional cringe. A bedridden patient (a simulation mannequin) surrounded by potentially life-threatening hazards. Soiled linens, unauthorized medications, used IV syringes were just a few of the many health hazards. The challenge for the students was to find as many medical errors as they could in just five minutes.
“The students really enjoyed the exercise. The goal is to increase awareness of potential hazards to their patients,” Peterson said. “The students must use their observation skills to recognize safety issues and make corrections to patient care in a simulated environment.”
Bethany Zirillo, 330-382-7430, firstname.lastname@example.org