Using Simulation to Design Choreography for a Cardiopulmonary Arrest Response

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This article illustrates the use of simulation as a collaborative problem-solving and design tool using resuscitation as an exemplar. To address the issue of poor-quality in-hospital resuscitation efforts, a research study was designed to assess methods of improving nurses' retention of cardiopulmonary resuscitation priorities. Central to this project was developing choreography to help nurses' work synergistically to achieve the American Heart Association goals for resuscitation. The study team used simulation to develop and refine the ideal steps for the first few minutes of a cardiac arrest. The resultant video of this choreography was used as a core component of the training in the research study.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Simulation in Nursing
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015


  • Problem solving tool
  • Resuscitation choreography
  • Resuscitation priorities
  • Shared mental model
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Education
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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