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2014 Room of Horrors

Queen's School of Nursing (SON) and the Faculty of Health Sciences Office of Intra-professional Education and Practice (OIPEP) is happy to report another successful 'Room of Horrors.' Aligned with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute's (CPSI) annual Patient Safety Week, the event highlights patient and provider safety risks (horrors!) in health care. This year the talented Simulation Laboratory team, led by Deborah Tregunno and Linda Suurdt, designed four separate and challenging scenarios, including a home care environment. Volunteer faculty, staff and friends, many dressed in costume, contributed to dramatic and engaging patient care situations. Mixed teams of students from Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Medicine worked together to identify potential risks and adverse events in each scenario. Lively discussions, fueled by an ample supply of Hallowe'en treats, followed in facilitated team debriefings. Student feedback was very positive and the organizers received many creative and constructive ideas for the next event. Students will soon receive their Certificates of participation. We'll also be holding a prize draw - so stay tuned for posting of the winners!

UPDATE .... WINNING TEAM: Elizabeth Manley; Natalie Alexander; Danielle Seflakive; Charlotte Larry

Thank you to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute for providing posters and literature. Check the CPSI website for many terrific resources! Special thanks also for the continuing support (and wonderful prizes) from Accreditation Canada, committed to improving quality, reducing risk, and  strengthening accountability. Finally, sincere thanks to all the participants - and to all the volunteers who make this such a fun, intra-professional educational evening.

  • Registration desk Room of Horrors 2014 - H. Carter in costume

    Heather Carter, Administration, MScHQ program volunteering to register 2014 Room of Horrors participants

  • Students team solving safety related puzzle, Room of Horrors 2014

    Students team solving safety related puzzle, Room of Horrors 2014

  • Student team prepared to enter simulation, Room of Horrors 2014

    Student team prepared to enter simulation, Room of Horrors 2014

  • Patient care simulation, Room of Horrors 2014

    Patient care simulation, Room of Horrors 2014 

  • Home care simulation, Room of Horrors 2014

    Home care simulation, Room of Horrors 2014

  • Student team debriefing, Room of Horrors 2014

    Student team debriefing, Room of Horrors 2014