Distress! the mobile game based app wins Gold in the 2023 Serious Play Competition

Clinical Playground’s own Dr. Eric B. Bauman was delighted to play a consulting project management role in this transformative teaching and learning project with colleagues at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Grendel Games. “In September 2023, our colleagues from the first cohort of the Innovation Challenge were awarded a gold medal from the International Serious Play Awards for their impressive app, “Distress!” International Serious Play Awards recognize and honor outstanding learning products which incorporate game elements and were created for use in education or training. This team’s novel method of bridging the gap between didactic and in-situ simulation learning earned them this award. With over 192 participants to date, this gamified simulation has sharpened the communication and deterioration identification skills of many clinicians while increasing their comfortability with calling for help and escalating early. Congratulations on this achievement and many thanks for promoting patient safety and improved health outcomes through this innovation”
**App is available for download on the Apple App Store & Google Play