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Impaired Perfusion High Risk Obstetric ...

  Impaired Perfusion High Risk Obstetrical Simulation Because of low patient census and the inability to ensure high risk obstetrical patient experiences, securing student clinical opportunities is difficult. Using the principles of a “flipped classroom”, an eight hour high risk obstetrical simulation clinical was developed for fourth semester, senior level nursing students. The content focused on the concept of impaired perfusion. This learning strategy allowed for student learning in a safe environment (where student could do no harm) while focusing on quality patient-centered care.   Pre-briefing Power point presentation (outlined the agenda, outcomes, and expectations). Outcomes included prioritization, critical thinking, becoming more comfortable in the clinical setting, being confident in one’s own nursing skills, and knowing when to ask for help from others in order to ensure patient safety. Discussion on the patient safety initiative TeamSTEPPS. The key principles of team structure, leadership, situation monitoring, mutual support, and communication were highlighted. The reasons for simulation clinical instead of clinical at the hospital were explained (see above). Power point continued with a review of obstetrical content presented in past semesters....

October 6, 2015
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“Improving Work Processes With R ...

Improving Work Process with Relational Coordination is a 1.5 day long workshop run by Jody Gittell and Anthony Suchman. During the workshop, Jody and Anthony will discuss their knowledge of relational coordination-based interventions. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the Relational Coordination Framework and survey along with how to improve work processes and how to create a positive work environment.  The upcoming workshop will be held on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday October 18 at the NYC Seminar and Conference Center. For more information and to register for the workshop, visit their website: www.rchcweb.com...

October 2, 2015
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Simulated Medication Adherence Exercis ...

This simulated assignment was developed as part of a junior level pharmacology course and involves students following a mock patient medication regimen for a period of ten days. The purpose of the assignment is to help students gain an understanding of complex medication regimens followed in a home or hospital setting and the importance of the nurse’s role in patient teaching related to pharmacologic therapy, as well as to value actual patient experiences. In order to simulate the types of medications the students would most likely be encountering in the clinical setting, medication lists were obtained from clients at our Nurse Managed Wellness centers assuring HIPPA guidelines were followed. Five different medication regimens were developed using partial client lists that included between five to seven different oral medications.   Pill bottles were purchased by the lab coordinator and labels were created for each bottle with the name of the medication and the frequency of administration. Various types of candy were used as the mock pills. The pill bottles for each of the five regimens were placed in storage sized...

October 1, 2015
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“Elder” Centered Care: Flipping th ...

This clinical activity is used to teach students to create an elder centered plan of care. In preparing to understand more about elders the student will review the following learning modules (Knowledge) Geriatric Modules produced by UMMS (University of Massachusetts Medical School) Senior Patient Navigator Program ©. Module I: Communicating with Older Adults Module II: Geriatric Prescribing Module III: Geriatric Specialty-Specific Considerations Module IV: End-of-Life Care and Considerations   Quality Improvement Students will identify an elderly client (see criteria below) while at clinical.  They will identify the aged related changes and the body system changes that occur (Knowledge, Skills). Older than 65 years Has a recurrent hospitalization due to chronic illness Poly-pharmacy or medication reconciliation concerns End of life care Dementia/Delirium/Alzheimer’s disease Falls Client information that is gathered will help the student to prepare a case study presentation (Knowledge, Skills). The students identify the role of the nurse and hospital team in providing elder specific care, valuing what the team identifies as specific and specialized needs for elderly clients within the acute care environment. (Attitudes) Utilizing a standard concept...

October 1, 2015