Date of Graduation

Fall 12-17-2021

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


School of Nursing and Health Professions


MSN project

First Advisor

Jennifer H. Zesati, MSN, RN, CCRN


Lack of confidence in responding to codes can decrease patient outcomes, for any delay in care reduces the chances of revival. As codes occur less frequently in medical-surgical units, nurses who work in this specialty are not as equipped to respond to codes like their ICU or ER colleagues. To address this concern, a code blue readiness training was implemented in six different medical-surgical units of an East Bay hospital. Pre and post surveys were utilized for data comparison on nurses’ confidence in responding to various steps of a code. The results revealed an overall increase in confidence. For this reason, it is recommended that hospitals provide frequent code blue training for their medical-surgical units to maintain nurses’ confidence and competence.

Included in

Nursing Commons