An exciting new technique is in use at Pittsburg State University to instruct nursing students: the First Annual Nursing Safety and Mobility Olympics. The event focused on the safe transportation of patients and their IV pulls. The 76 students were divided into eight teams and had to transport a patient over a certain distance, help them into a walker, and proceed 25 feet to the finish line, without letting the IV pull leave the ground. Safety technique was emphasized over speed.
First-year nursing student Melody Nelson said about the event, “It’s nice that they’re changing it up so we can have fun,” Nelson said. “And it’s important to know how to keep the patient safe. If you don’t co-ordinate your care, you’re putting the patient at risk and you’re putting the staff at risk.” The education involved in becoming an RN has is certainly changing! Kudos to Pittsburg State University for making getting a nursing degree fun. Information in this post came from an article on morningsun.net.