Mr. Smith is a 65 year old male diagnosed with decompensated heart failure secondary to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Mr. Smith presented to the Emergency Department two days ago when he started experiencing heart palpitations in the afternoon. His chart also indicates he was feeling: intense fatigue, dyspnea, and swelling to both legs.
Mr. Smith indicates he is usually physical active but for the past few months, he has not had the energy. He was assessed by his physician a few years ago who indicated his heart was ‘a little bigger than normal’ and was referred diagnostic testing was scheduled. Mr. Smith states due to his busy work schedule, he did not complete these tests and has not arranged another appointment with his family physician.
After assessment in the Emergency Department, Mr. Smith has been admitted to your unit by Cardiology but further assessment.
This is a virtual simulation game focusing of the assessment and treatment of an unresponsive patient. This game involves the interprofessional team.
Suggested target audience:
Advanced nursing students currently enrolled, or who have completed courses related to topics such as mental health assessment, medical-surgical nursing. Acute care nursingn courses an asset.