Prior to June 12, 2016, preparation through learning occurred for the Emergency Department (ED), the operating room (OR), critical care, medical-surgical and rehab inpatient units through various educational opportunities. Our system’s education team orients team members to our software applications such as the electronic medical records, guest relations and revenue management.
Through the years, simulation and weekly mock alerts have played a role in the success of taking care of patients in the ED. Using high- fidelity simulators, the multi-disciplinary team had rehearsed various simulated scenarios followed by de-briefing sessions. Once a month, simulation had occurred with our local EMS partners led by a learning consultant certified in simulation. These sessions enabled inter-professional teams from nursing, physicians, respiratory therapy, radiology and other disciplines to refine their team dynamics.