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


In the event of a code blue, otherwise known as a cardiac arrest, in a hospital setting, the nurse is usually the first to respond. A nurse must be confident in themselves and their skills to provide quality compressions and other BLS skills. Many nurses on medical surgical floors do not experience a code blue. This quality improvement project aims to improve the confidence, and quality of Code Blue readiness in nurses working on Medical Surgical units. The process begins with nurses answering a pre-survey about their current confidence in handling a code. The process ends with nurses answering a post survey about how they feel post training in their ability to handle a code blue situation. After educational training, results showed a 90% improvement using a Likert scale. Limitations included having a smaller sample size in the presurvey responses. Future implementations would be to allow more time to complete the presurvey, continue the educational training every 3 months, and to have more available time slots for training.

Key words: Medical-surgical nurse, code blue readiness, code training, nurse performance.

Included in

Nursing Commons