Players take on roles as members of ward staff. Before the shift ends, they must achieve a target number of admissions and discharges and also manage ongoing patient care. As the shift progresses, events occur, and tasks need to be completed – players must work together to make decisions, prioritise duties and use their role-specific skills and authority to complete patient care tasks.
The Priorities Game helps students and newly qualified nurses to develop skills in:
- Clinical reasoning
- Decision making
Facilitation of learningExpert facilitation is not essential to use the game.
However, nurses involved in facilitation of learning (clinical educators, nursing mentors, ward managers) will find this a useful tool, both for student training and for qualified nurses in practice.