The Use Of Simulation For A Safe Environment For The Patient And A Healthy Work Environment

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The use of simulation allows students to experience hypothetical clinical scenarios without threat of harm to patients. One of the objectives of running the simulation is to allow to experience and learn from various scenarios that they will likely encounter on the nursing floor and provide an opportunity to apply theory into practice. Prior to this simulation, we were introduced to several literature covering concepts on nursing responsibilities when floating, impaired nursing, diversion of medication, reasonable suspicion, and the AACN standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environments. Such concepts help the nurse to practice her profession safely and transform into a leader that can initiate and influence change towards the success of an organization.
Literature Summary The literature provided speaks of the nurse’s responsibility in creating a safe environment for the patient and a healthy work environment for individuals of the organization. Part of providing safe and competent care to patients is for the RN to ensure that she is clinically capable of providing care at the skill level necessary for an assignment, especially when she floats to other units. Otherwise, she must decline the duty to care for that patient, make it known to the charge nurse that the assignment is beyond her competency level, and ask for an alternative assignment that matches her skill set (California Board of Registered Nursing, 1998). In addition to knowing the nurse’s
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