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Eight Week MIndfulness Program for Nursing Students

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Teaching Strategies |

This is an eight session Mindfulness Program for nursing students. It can be used in clinical setting or small classroom setting. The purpose was to introduce the practice of mindfulness to nursing students in order to prepare them to deliver quality, effective, and safe nursing care with compassion in a non-judgmental manner and to promote professionalism, teamwork, self-awareness, and critical thinking. The program includes weekly topic readings and discussions as well as brief sitting meditation practice. The weekly topics included: Orientation; Being Fully Present; Responding Mindfully Without Judgment; Teamwork, Compassion; Communication; Balanced Life; and Closure. We have used this program in our Mental Health course during clinical. It takes approximately 30 minutes each week. Permission was obtained from the author to play the 10 minute CD Sitting Meditation Guided Mindfulness Meditation CD (Series 2) by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Permission would be the responsibility of anyone interested....

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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, teamwork and collaboration in a conference setting. Students practice I-SBAR-R by receiving and providing a shift report and using communication effectively between multidisciplinary 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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