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Obstetrical Simulation: Unfolding Case Study on Postpartum Hemorrhage

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Teaching Strategies |

This simulation can take place in a Learning Resource Center or classroom setting at mid-semester or during the final weeks of a Nursing Care of Women and the Childbearing Family course. The goal of the simulation is to teach neophyte students about applying the QSEN KSA competencies to the care of a critically ill postpartum mother, by presenting them with an unexpected clinical situation. The earning objectives, equipment, and case study of a new mother with a postpartum complication are given. Students demonstrate skills on a manikin as the case study progresses. Questions about the situation are posed during the debriefing, to encourage critical thinking and...

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Perinatal Unfolding Case Study

Posted by on Mar 5, 2013 in Teaching Strategies |

This unfolding perinatal case study takes the learner from the initial prenatal visit of a patient with many risk factors and complications through the perinatal period. Through this exercise, the pre-licensure learner can describe and apply safe and quality care to the patient whcih can lead to a positive outcome. This exercise can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as an alternative to the traditional lecture. The scenario can be broken down and used in segments based on the material to be covered. This teaching strategy can also be used as an out of class assignment and reviewed in class. Alternatively, it can be used as a review exercise in its entirety at the end of the semester to prepare for the final exam. Upon completion of the pre-licensure nursing program, the case study can be used to review maternity material in preparation for the NCLEX exam. NCLEX style questions are...

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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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