Date of Graduation

Winter 12-17-2021

Document Access

Restricted Project/Capstone - USF access only

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

First Advisor

Jennifer Zesati


This project’s aim was to assess whether additional training on code blue readiness for medicalsurgical nurses could increase the staff’s confidence and aptitude in responding in these highstress events. Previous research suggested that while medical-surgical nurses receive CPR training every two years, the lack of additional training and infrequency of such emergency events led nurses to have lower levels of confidence in their ability to respond in a code blue event. Following the advice from other research, a code blue readiness training program was implemented in a non-profit hospital in the east bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. In order to gauge the success of the training, participants completed a pre-training and post-training survey. The survey results show self-reports of confidence in the staff’s ability to perform and knowledge increased significantly. While the results are limited due to sample size and inability to conduct mock codes as part of the training (due to the coronavirus pandemic), these findings indicate that code blue readiness trainings can increase staff confidence and improve their ability to respond during a code blue medical event.

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