Three patients have been assigned to Nurse Aaliyah, a newly hired RN on a medical unit at a community hospital. Aaliyah has been orientated to the unit and is now independent, with an experienced mentor to support her transition to the unit. Aaliyah’s assignment for the shift is three GI patients: a 60-year-old with cirrhosis of the liver with ascites; a 45-year-old with pancreatitis; a 28-year-old with Crohn’s Disease with bowel obstruction.
This virtual simulation involves a nurse assigned to multiple patients. The learner must prioritize care, rapidly synthesize information, and communicate essential information to the healthcare team.