Date of Graduation

Spring 5-21-2021

Document Access

Restricted Project/Capstone - USF access only

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


Special Education

First Advisor

Dr. Donnelly


The nurse’s responsiveness and effectiveness to a code blue emergency are largely dependent on their readiness and confidence. It becomes a significant problem when patient codes and the nurses are nervous to respond, due to lack of confidence and inadequate preparedness. The importance of a mini mock code blue training is to update the nurse’s knowledge and improve their level of readiness and confidence to manage code blue emergencies. In one metropolitan hospital in San Francisco Bay Area, a quality improvement project aimed to improve the readiness and confidence level of nurses responding to a code blue emergency through mini mock training on medical-surgical units. Pre- and post-training surveys were carried out at different shifts during the week and weekends. This intervention increased from 61.2% to 81.8% of the nurses that felt confident and prepared to respond to a code blue. These results showed that the mini mock code blue training aids in improving readiness and confidence when a patient code. Quarterly mini mock code training with an emphasis on hands-on practice as well as teamwork, good communication, and assessment of the level of preparedness is recommended to measure the quality improvement.

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