Triage Simulation to enhance communication and clinical reasoning skills
Julie Brown Harold
MSN, RN, CEN
Louisiana State University- Alexandria
Evidence-Based Practice, Patient-Centered Care, Safety, Teamwork and Collaboration
New Graduates/Transition to Practice, Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN, RN to BSN
Skills or Simulation Laboratories
This simulation activity provides an opportunity for nursing students to apply QSEN competencies in recognizing and addressing physiological, psychosocial, developmental, cultural, and socioeconomic barriers this patient scenario includes.
This simulation scenario allows the student to be in the role of an Emergency Room triage nurse. The scenario supplies basic information about the patient to prompt the student to utilize therapeutic, effective communication and clinical reasoning to determine the patient's problem list. The student will also have to ignore distractors while employing nonjudgmental, unbiased, and culturally sensitive behaviors. They will have to use evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, and judgment to recognize the urgency of the situation and determine the course of action. They will have to use teamwork and collaboration to notify a provider. This simulation should be completed within a 20-minute time frame.