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  1. Disher, Jocelyn MSN, RN
  2. Burgum, Angela RN
  3. Desai, Anisha BSN, RN
  4. Fallon, Cynthia BSN, RN, ONC
  5. Hart, Patricia L. PhD, RN
  6. Aduddell, Kathie EdD, RN


Patients are admitted to healthcare organizations with multiple, complex conditions that can lead to acute deterioration events. It is imperative that nurses are adequately trained to recognize and respond appropriately to these events to ensure positive patient outcomes. The purpose of this pilot research study was to examine the effects of a unit-based, high-fidelity simulation initiative on cardiovascular step-down unit registered nurses' identification and management of deteriorating patients.