The dominos activity is one in which there are three people in a group and two are working together to create a copy of a picture ( containing dominos) using dominos, however there are some stipulations on you are allowed to communicate. The first time the physician can only talk. The second time there is a prep period. The third time, open communication between the nurse and physician is allowed. Throughout the third person keeps time and assures the rules are adhered to.
I found this activity to very stimulating to my education in patient safety. Being the first person to act as the physician giving orders to the nurse, I quickly learned how important effective communication between medical professionals is. I learned how my assumptions and the assumptions of the person I was giving my orders to can lead to poor outcomes. Without a way for the nurse… Continue reading