Simulation game to help nurses identify Covid-19 patients

Edinburgh Napier University launched a game to prepare nursing students and health care workers combatting coronavirus.

A new interactive simulation game has been launched to help nursing students and health care workers identify and support patients with coronavirus.

The online refresher was developed by Ruth Paterson, from Edinburgh Napier’s School of Health & Social Care, in collaboration with SCET, University of West of Scotland with support from NHS Education for Scotland.

The game was adapted from an earlier simulation based on Sepsis, which gives nurses preparing for frontline roles easy access to an interactive teaching tool that can be accessed from their own PCs or laptops.

Arveen M. Jumani, a former Erasmus student who completed her Masters in Emergency and critical Care Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University, said: “I have played a similar simulation game – introduced by Ruth- that helps to manage patients with sepsis.

“It is definitely challenging especially because patient’s condition changes according to the decision that we make during the game.”

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