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Authors

  1. Vanderzwan, Kathryn J. DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC
  2. Schwind, Julie DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
  3. Obrecht, Jennifer DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC
  4. O'Rourke, Jennifer PhD, APRN
  5. Johnson, Alexia Hieber DNP, APRN, CNS-BC

Abstract

A multimodal nursing pedagogy utilizing simulation was incorporated into annual nurse competencies at a 465-bed academic medical center to translate into practice the required surveillance of a potentially septic patient and the necessary clinical decision-making. Pretest/posttest was used to determine knowledge retention from simulation. Nurses' sepsis knowledge following simulation was improved. Simulation can provide long-term knowledge retention of sepsis for application into clinical practice and be a viable option for competency assessment for professional nurses.