Pennsylvania hospital makes escape room for sepsis staff training

Written by Harrison Cook | September 14, 2018 | Print  |

A nurse at Philadelphia-based Penn Presbyterian Medical Center created an escape room training activity to educate fellow staff on sepsis, according to ABC 6.

Penn Presbyterian physicians and nurses who participated in the training had to solve sepsis-related clues, just like an escape room game, to diagnose and treat a mock patient with sepsis in under one hour. The room, which contained additional medical equipment as a decoy, forced the clinicians to think critically as if the practice were a real-life situation.  

"This way it was more interactive, more hands-on, and people would retain knowledge about sepsis," Lauren McPeake, RN, nurse at Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, told ABC 6.

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