Hospice staff put to the test in Room 101!
A dummy patient surrounded by staged health hazards has been getting people talking at St Catherine’s Hospice this week.
Staff and volunteers were given the challenge of identifying potential infection risks set up in a mock medical environment.
‘Room 101’ was set up to raise awareness about infection prevention, and was a fun and interactive learning experience.
Doctors, nurses and other hospice staff were put to the test to see if they could spot the mistakes during the hands-on exercise.
Diane Lea, infection prevention lead who organised the exercise, said: “There were some glaring errors on the mock drug charts and record of care, and some in the room too. There were about 20 in total.
“It was’s an interactive teaching method which was primarily for doctors and nurses, but it was open to everyone at the hospice and we’ve also had volunteers and kitchen staff come along too.”
She added: “The feedback has been excellent – it was very visual so really made people think.
“We’ve done something similar before, but not on this scale. It has involved a lot of planning, but it’s been a very worthwhile exercise.”
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