Using Simulated Training for ICU Float Nurses

Children’s Hospital Association
Posted on June 13, 2018

How Boston Children’s Hospital replaced lectures with interactive, simulation-based orientation classes.

It was more than 10 hours into the content-heavy nursing orientation session on a cold January day at Boston Children’s Hospital, but the participants were still very engaged. Their conversations with the instructors were lively. That’s when Michael Greenlee realized how different this session was. “We knew we’d hit a home run,” says Greenlee, RN, B.S.N., CCRN, a CICU nurse educator at Boston Children’s and the project lead for its ICU float pool orientation. “We knew this was something we needed to implement for future orientations.”

What made this session different from any other? Greenlee and his team replaced days of classroom lectures with a one-day agenda packed with interactive simulations.

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