Implementing an In Situ Mock Code Quality Improvement Program

Author(s): Megan D. Herbers, RN, BSN, and Joseph A. Heaser, RN, MAN, PCCN

Contact Hours 1.00

CERP C 1.00

Expires Sep 01, 2019

Topics: Patient Safety

Member: Free
NonMember: $10.00

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Activity Summary

The high risk and low volume of medical emergencies, combined with long periods between training sessions, on 2 progressive care units at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, established the importance of transforming how nursing staff are trained to respond to medical emergencies.


  • Verbalize how mock codes help maintain skills, knowledge and confidence in adjunct with annual competency and biannual recertification.
  • Identify the benefits of an in situ mock code program.
  • Describe the impact of perceived confidence on utilizing skills during a medical emergency.

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