Providing safe and effective care is identified by the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) guidelines as an essential competency (QSEN, www.qsen.org). First semester nursing students are challenged to evaluate their awareness of how their words impact communication with colleagues and patients. After formal teaching regarding standardized tools for clear communication, students participate in a simulation activity. Four (4) LEGO kits that have parts to build three (3) different objects are placed in a container. Students are divided into groups of two and decide who will build and who will communicate the instructions. Students are separated by a divider.
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Owens, Andrea K., "Clarity & Safety in Communication for Nurses: The LEGO Challenge" (2020). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop. 17.