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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Pediatric Toy Game


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.


CL18: Pediatric Toy Game
Environment
Clinical Learning Lab
Purpose
Students have the opportunity to align various toys with appropriate age groups based upon level of development.   Highly engaging for the entire class.
NCLEX® Connection
Health Promotion and Maintenance
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care
Steps
     When starting this process, invite students to bring in different toys either store bought or homemade.
     After a few semesters, you now have a pantry of toys.
     Place the toys out on tables around the room.
     Have the students go around the room and decide the appropriate age group for each toy.

Supplies/Prep
     As stated, the first few semesters, groups of students can bring in toys.  After a few semesters, you will have a semester of toys to choose from.
     Paper
Budget Concerns
Little to none.  Students can purchase the toys at the dollar store.
Comments
Can easily spur on other conversations regarding childrens’ age development stages and therefore the appropriateness of games.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Handheld EHR (Electronic Health Record)


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.

CR16: Handheld EHR (Electronic Health Record)


Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Effective use of the EHR requires good attitudes about this type of tool.  Having this tool in class and using it often will help to develop some of those attitudes.
NCLEX® Connection
Physiological Adaptation
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork, Informatics
Steps
     We just talked about the care of a client suffering from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke (e.g. 20 minutes of lecture).
     Form groups of 3-5.  Take out the case study.
     Open up your EHR nTrack on your handhelds or in your web browser.
     In the EHR nTrack, document the assessments you would expect and interventions you would provide for your client.
     I will watch online and pull up one or 2 for us to discuss as a class (up on the LCD projector).
Supplies/Prep
     Students will need access to their EHR (can use nTrack on a handheld/smartphone, can use other EHRs (SimChart®, NeehrPerferct®) on a web-enabled computer.
     Case study can be simple (3-4 sentences).  Requires the students to get creative and try to develop data that would be expected based on the mini-case study you provide.
     Need an EHR system that allows the instructor to login from the ‘backend’ and then display data to the class.
Budget Concerns
Cost of the EHR software.
Cost of devices to run the software. Consider allowing students to use their own devices.
Comments
May need to make this a day where students come to the lab/library to use the software.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Exam Results to Clinical Learning


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.

CL17: Exam Results to Clinical Learning

Environment
Clinical
Purpose
The reports that come with standardized exams (ie. HESI, ATI, Kaplan Integrated, etc.) are often very useful in helping students identify their weaknesses. Use the deficits in these reports to guide clinical learning.
NCLEX® Connection
Varied/All
QSEN
Depends on focus of questions
Steps
     Students often take a standardized exam at the end of a semester. In the next semester, students should bring the report from that exam to clinical.
     Many reports from standardized exams address NCLEX® Client Needs and even QSEN Competencies.
     In the first few weeks of clinical have students identify the areas in which they struggled the most.
     During each day of clinical have them note one or two interactions that highlight those concepts.
     After half of the clinical time is complete, have them journal on their progress in these weak areas.
     Regardless of how faculty structure this activity, the goal is to have students frequently review their personal practice related to the deficits noted on the standardized exam.
Supplies/Prep
None
Budget Concerns
Minimal if any.
Comments
Talk with faculty in other semesters to see what standardized exams students are taking in each semester.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

NurseTimTube: Clinical Adjunct Faculty - Binders for Success


My very first teaching experience was as an adjunct clinical faculty member on a busy medical oncology unit. I was scared and confused. I was not sure who was supposed to be where (including myself). Helping clinical faculty (especially the adjuncts) organize the educational process can be a daunting task.

Melinda Barber, MSN, RN has devised a system for getting these valuable team members organized and on track. In this NurseTimTUBE, she will share her binder and collection of clinical tools that help the adjunct faculty better understand their roles. By keeping these tools up-to-date and organized (binder or digital folders on the computer) she helps her adjuncts feel successful as they guide the students through the clinical learning experience.

This NurseTimTube is an overview of the binder with tools that you can download and use to create or enhance your clinical faculty training program.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Living Lecture


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.

CR16: Living Lecture

Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Students become active during lecture presentations because the tools are right in front of them on a computer screen.
NCLEX® Connection
Physiological Adaptation
QSEN
Safety, Informatics
Steps
     Today we will be working on the Vascular system.  Follow along online as I lecture.
     Note the interactions and audio.  Please turn the audio off so you hear me live. You can listen to the recordings later.
Supplies/Prep
     Students will need to be in front of laptops/computer.
     Can use PowerPoint®, Articulate and Adobe Captivate have more features.
     Load the presentations online before class.  Allows students to download.
Budget Concerns
Cost of the development software.  Cost of having computers with access to the presentation.
Comments
If students have poor bandwidth, consider burning a disc/jump drive for each student.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Case Study Creation


Toolbox Tuesday is a weekly blog series by NurseTim, a leader in faculty development and student preparation.

The tools featured each week are mapped to the NCLEX® Test Plan and the QSEN Competencies. These ready-to-use tools help educators quickly implement evidence-based learning strategies that engage learners. Never miss a tool by signing up to get blog updates via your favorite RSS Reader or email.


Download the pdf file here.

CL16: Case Study Creation

Environment
Clinical
Purpose
Create is the top tier of Bloom’s revised cognitive learning taxonomy. Allow your students to practice pulling many concepts together as a team.
NCLEX® Connection
Varied/All
QSEN
Depends on focus of questions
Steps
     As a post-conference activity, students collaborate on creating a case study that combines concepts from multiple patients.
     Make the case study body 4-8 sentences and maybe a few important labs/diagnostics.
     Include 3 clinical reasoning questions with answers and rationales.
     Swap case studies with another clinical group in the same course.
     Each group gives the other feedback and ideas for improvement of the case study.
Supplies/Prep
None
Budget Concerns
Minimal if any.
Comments
May conduct this activity in an online discussion forum to make the sharing easier.  Remind students of maintaining patient privacy and observing HIPAA guidelines.