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A Conceptual Model of QSEN

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in News |

A copy of the conceptual model of qsen is attached as Strategy Material: File 1.  The use of a visual conceptualization of QSEN can be especially important by allowing students to see the relationship of the QSEN elements. Such a visual model is so important to help in the learning process. This model is offered to facilitate and constantly reinforce quality & safety education for pre-licensure nursing students, demystifying the QSEN initiative while enabling the student to understand the competency domains quite quickly. It is not a process reserved for intellectuals, but rather a cognitive process that puts together all the pieces to form the concept of...

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Geriatric Care in Community: Physical Changes in Older Adults “A Real Life” Simulation

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Teaching Strategies |

This activity provides the learner valuable information about the challenges and safety issues often encountered by physically impaired senior citizens during activities of daily living. Students have an opportunity to experience life as a senior citizen living with physical challenges. The focus of this activity is to educate students about the QSEN competencies as they apply to a geriatric population. Students learn to assist a geriatric patient within a community context. In this activity, students “walk into” a typical day in the life of a physically challenged senior citizen. Nursing support measures go far beyond the hospital setting. Student nurses soon realize nurses support patients in many ways: physically (i.e. medications and treatment), emotionally (i.e. through touch, words of comfort) and spiritually (i.e. supporting their spiritual beliefs and prayer). During this activity students read a case study, then practice the role of a nurse caring for a senior citizen. They also role play using many realistic classroom “props” to simulate life as a physically challenged older person. Lastly they reflect on the learning...

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An Interactive Teaching Strategy Using I-SBAR-R to Improve Communication and Quality and Safety in Patient Care

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Teaching Strategies |

This teaching strategy encourages practice with I-SBAR-R so that students can develop communication skills that are necessary for safe practice. The purpose of this strategy is to 1) promote the use of I-SBAR-R, 2) use I-SBAR-R to communicate with peers and health care providers and 3)evaluate the importance of communication for the quality and safety in nursing practice. This teaching strategy prepares novice students to provide safe quality care by embedding the QSEN competencies of safety and teamwork and collaboration in a conference setting. Students practice I-SBAR-R by receiving and providing a shift report and using communication effectively between multidisplinary teams. In addition, the shift report encourages the student to develop clinical reasoning and skills in order to provide holistic patient centered...

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