In this scenario, learners will care for an adult diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder Type I, who is experiencing a manic episode. Learners will use therapeutic communication skills to complete assessments and practice verbal de-escalation strategies. Learners will also identify medications that may be administered to promote patient safety. The simulation will occur during a day shift on an in-patient psychiatric unit.
Conduct initial and focused assessments including mental status exam.
Identify and practice at least 2 principles of de-escalation with a moderately angry patient.
Demonstrate use of therapeutic communication techniques with the patient.
Demonstrate safe medication administration.
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.
Anderson A. De-escalation of a patient with a prior history of bipolar disorder. Simulation resource published by Simulation Canada; 2022. Available from https://simulationcanada.ca/scenario/de-escalation-of-a-patient-with-a-prior-history-of-bipolar-disorder/.Copy Citation
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Undergraduate / post-secondary
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