Sunday, February 20, 2011

Video: SSCRC Austin ICU Handover

Video showing the results of our collaboration with the Smart Services CRC and Austin Health. We created an environment for nurses to learn ICU Shift Handover processes. Shift handover processes in an ICU involve a briefing meeting with ward nurses, and then a bedside handover of patient care information to the nurse starting the next shift. The bedside discussion involves a physical check of the patient, and then a check of the congruency of the ICU support machinery with perceived patient status. A plan of care is then developed for the patient for the shift.

This simulation will allow students to remotely practice their handover skills, thus freeing up expensive resources at teaching hospitals, enabling them to be at a higher skill level when they commence live training. An interface is provided for educators to develop multiple scenarios for a complete training course.

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