Johnson Memorial Health Services (JMHS) received a $2,500 grant from the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) to conduct a training simulation of an emergency delivery of a baby in their ER. The simulation was conducted by Dr. Stan Davis and Kristi Miller, RN. It also included a JMHS multi-disciplinary team consisting of physicians, family nurse practitioners, nurses, and lab technicians.
Julie Erdmann, RN, said “We were very pleased to receive the grant and be able to do the simulation. Since we no longer deliver babies at JMHS practicing in an emergency situation allowed us to improve our processes, should a real emergency occur.”
The simulation was repeated twice so that all the physicians, family nurse practitioners and hospital nursing staff were able to participate. The simulation focused on a woman who was about to give birth and had stopped at the ER because she was unable to make it to Marshall where she normally doctored.
The staff operated as if this was an actual emergency. Paging staff to the ER and even calling in additional nurses to help. The realistic simulation included a pregnancy pouch complete with a fake baby that simulated crying once out of the womb and an umbilical cord.
Both simulations were digitally recorded so that staff could immediately debrief and review what went well, and what processes could be improved.
For more information on the training simulation please contact Lori Andreas, Director of Hospital Patient Care Services at 320-769-4323.