A Peek into Team-Based Nursing Models and Hospice Simulations

March 1, 2023

The NGHS Center for Simulation and Innovation provides cutting-edge clinical training using realistic simulations. Read more below about two of these exciting offerings: the team-based nursing model and hospice simulation!

Team-Based Nursing Improves Patient and Staff Satisfaction

A team-based nursing care model provides staff opportunities to work as a team and care for a shared group of patients. Each clinical team member performs specific duties appropriate to their role and scope of practice to provide total patient care. Clinical teams include a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse and patient care technician. Research shows that team-based nursing care models increase staff satisfaction and improve teamwork and communication.

The Center for Simulation and Innovation utilized a variety of teaching modalities to develop education for staff on the newly implemented team-based nursing care model. Team-based nursing educational sessions included dynamic multiple-patient care simulations, escape boxes, Jenga and speed dating. Interactive learning methods such as an escape box allowed learners to work as a team to “escape” and simultaneously learn about organizational policies and procedures. Jenga enabled learners to have fun and relax while getting to know one another, pull a Jenga piece and answer a question. Speed dating incorporated rapid-fire team-building questions into a busy day of learning.

Hospice Simulations Strengthen Skills

The hospice simulations aim to provide hospice nurses a unique learning experience as close to a real-life patient encounter as possible. This allows hospice nurses to strengthen their skills, enhance existing knowledge or acquire new knowledge in the safety of the classroom environment. Hospice nurses provide patient care in two distinct settings: the patient’s home and the inpatient area. These simulations offer authentic experiences for both teams of nurses, enhancing their expertise and improving overall patient and family/caregiver care.