What Do Nurses Want?

  1. Would you use card, dice, or board games to learn medical based information? For example, lab values, ACLS protocol, radiology reads? If so, what kind of topics would be most valuable to you and what type of game format best appeals to you? I really appreciate your feedback!
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    Joined: Apr '18; Posts: 2; Likes: 2
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  3. by   LovingLife123
    I must be missing something here.
  4. by   medihacks907
    I am happy to clarify - what parts are missing?
  5. by   K+MgSO4
    Hmm a hand held device with access to all kinds of Information?
    With apps that can assist with all of the above?

    Wait, we have smart phones and apps already. What would you have that would be different?
  6. by   psu_213
    Call me old fashioned, but I would with a textbook. Phone apps can be helpful too.

    I've "played" CEN Jeopardy! at work, I had a board game that had, supposedly, NCLEX-style questions. Quite frankly, I did not get any benefit from either. Maybe it can help someone, but I can't envision learning a whole lot from a dice game. JMHO
  7. by   llg
    I think there might be some beginner-level students who would be interested in that kind of learning games. But the experienced nurses that I work with find such things too basic. Both the game and the information it taught have to be fairly sophisticated to be of much interest to experienced nurses -- e.g. involving complex scenarios, advanced factual knowledge, etc.
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from medihacks907
    Would you use ...board games
    Working at Wrongway Regional Medical Center is a board game:
    Quote from Davey Do
    A little over a year ago, I experienced several different situations where a doctor, security guards, an agency nurse, and a tech were involved in inappropriate actions involving patients. These included, respectively, possible medicare fraud, not following policy and procedure, patient neglect/abuse, and insubordination.

    I objectively documented each specific situation, informing both the unit supervisor and department head. These ares of concern were documented with the appropriate administrative staff informed, but were never acknowledged nor addressed.

    I was called to HR sometime later, after working three 12 hour MN shifts, to meet with the HR head and the department head to be written up for my inadvertent failure to complete a redundant, superfluous form.
    go-to-hr-
  9. by   brandy1017
    Jeopardy! It's what our social studies teacher always used in school to teach us. It made learning fun, especially if you were competitive like me.
  10. by   KelRN215
    I want work-life balance, good health insurance and at least 6 weeks of PTO. I don't think any of that can be accomplished with a game.
  11. by   K+MgSO4
    Quote from KelRN215
    I want work-life balance, good health insurance and at least 6 weeks of PTO. I don't think any of that can be accomplished with a game.
    Move to Australia and become a citizen......all plus sick leave, after 10 years of service in public sector jobs 3 months paid leave(long service leave),
  12. by   cardiacfreak
    Quote from KelRN215
    I want work-life balance, good health insurance and at least 6 weeks of PTO. I don't think any of that can be accomplished with a game.
    Heck, I will just settle for affordable good health insurance.
  13. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Peace, Love and a better fast food hamburger
  14. by   NurseCard
    Quote from SpankedInPittsburgh
    Peace, Love and a better fast food hamburger
    Hmmm... if you have Cook-Out restaurant in Pitt, I hear their burgers are good.
    I also enjoy a good burger from Hardee's/Carl's Jr.
    You just can't quite beat a couple of basic cheeseburgers from McD's though.

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