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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...

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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...

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Teaching Reflective Practice Through the Use of Reflection Papers

Posted by on Dec 16, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

I ask the students to read two articles before class. These two citations are: Heath, Helen. (1998). Reflection and patterns of knowing in nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 27, 1054-1059. Johns, C. (1998). Caring through a reflective lens: giving meaning to being a reflective practitioner. Nursing Inquiry. 5(1), 18-24. This learning activity on...

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Using Simulation to Introduce Beginning Students to Patient Centered Care and Communication

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

This is a brief simulation centered on the principles of effective communication, patient centered care, and team work. This is designed to be student’s first exposure to a simulation activity involving a human patient simulator. Thus, the activity is completed in 30 minutes and involves basic role playing with a high fidelity simulator. Beginning...

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Reflective Clinical Journaling: Using QSEN Competencies to Promote Student Self-Awareness of Quality and Safety in Nursing Practice

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Teaching Strategies |

Historically, nursing students have been evaluated on their ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide safe patient-centered care.  In order to educate students about the QSEN competencies and their relationship to support excellent clinical practice, students were provided a document that referenced the QSEN...

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