Mildred Patterson, 70 years old is in the cardiovascular surgical inpatient unit, 5 days post quadruple bypass surgery. She is scheduled for discharge later today when she reports to the nurse she fell through the night.
Identify alterations in level of consciousness to institute early interventions
Demonstrate accurate neurological assessments including the Glasgow Coma Scale to detect early changes in level of consciousness.
Anticipate diagnostic and laboratory tests for a patient experiencing an alteration in level of consciousness for a comprehensive assessment.
Communicate essential patient information to the healthcare team to assist with care planning.
Determine priorities of care for a patient experiencing an alteration in the level of consciousness to prevent deterioration.
Simulation Modality:Virtual gaming simulation / virtual patient
This simulation’s scenario and script were formally peer-reviewed by two external institutions, then the final simulation was pilot tested by several students on a student testing committee then as part of the Virtu-WIL Student Program’s rollout.
Coffey S. Assessing Level of Consciousness. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from https://simulationcanada.ca/scenario/assessing-level-of-consciousness/.Copy Citation
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Undergraduate / post-secondary
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