The Traveling Salvation Show. A performance-centered skills fair.

Journal of nursing staff development : JNSD

PubMedID: 8936164

Byrum CD, Rudisill PT, Singletary MB. The Traveling Salvation Show. A performance-centered skills fair. J Nurs Staff Dev. 1997;12(4):198-203.
This article examines a successful, innovative, and cost-effective approach to reviewing high-risk/low frequency skills for critical care units in an 800-bed healthcare system. Benner's (1984) Novice to Expert concept was used in the development of a performance-centered learning experience that encouraged critical thinking. "The Traveling Salvation Show" incorporated games, music, and brightly colored posters into a relaxed, flexible atmosphere to involve the learner in hands-on practice and review of high-risk/low frequency skills to meet Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations guidelines.