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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Real Nurse Reactions


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.


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CR23: Real Nurse Reactions
Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Help students hear from ‘real’ nurses on the topics being addressed.
NCLEX® Connection
All Areas
QSEN
Depends on topic
Steps
     Based on the topic to be covered in class, record a nurse talking about the concept from some angle.
     Example: “What are the rewarding aspects of caring for a client with a colostomy?”  or  “Talk about a medication error you made.”
     The nurses’ identity can be kept anonymous and never violate HIPAA. Try to keep each response to 3-5 minutes in length.
     Record the nurse responses on an MP3 recorder. These small digital recorders cost from $50-$100. The files they create are very easy to manage.
     The recordings can be used in class or put into a discussion forum as a discussion starter.
     Ask the students to write a one minute paper response to the recording.
Supplies/Prep
     MP3 recorder and some type of device to play the recording in class.
Budget Concerns
$50-$100 for the recorder
Comments
An important part of adult learning is that the learner sees relevance in what they are learning.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

NurseTimTube: Conceptual Learning for Mobility

Jodene Scheller (B.S., M.S., PhD) shares how she teaches the concept of mobility across the curriculum. She is a professor of Nursing at Lewis and Clark Community College and has authored a chapter about mobility Concepts for Nursing Practices textbook.











Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Quality Improvement-Cost Management


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.


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CL21: Quality Improvement-Cost Management
Environment
Clinical
Purpose
Students need to recognize ways to decrease cost in the patient care setting 
NCLEX® Connection
Management of Care, Safety, Basic care and Comfort, Reduction of Risk Potential
QSEN
Patient-centered care, Evidence-based practice, Quality Improvement, Safety
Steps
     During post conference
     Ask students to mention something they saw in clinical that should have been handled in a different way based upon cost, staffing, evidence or because of a delegation that did or did not occur.
     Examples,
     1.  Having the patient wear their personal socks for ambulation that do not have the non-skid surface on them. 
     2.  Having the patient that has been identified as risk for falls patient use the bathroom instead of a bed-side commode.
     3.  Using a liter bag to deliver a 250cc bolus.
Supplies/Prep
     None
Budget Concerns
None
Comments
Prior to this activity, students could perform research regarding healthcare costs such as non-skid socks, IV fluids or restraints. One variation, have students write a dollar sign on a note card at the beginning of clinical and then at some point they have to write down a question/concern they have related to resource management.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Notable Notes


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.


CR22: Notable Notes
Environment
Classroom, Clinical, Lab
Purpose
Help students learn to study by collaborating with other students on notes in their books.
NCLEX® Connection
All Areas
QSEN
Teamwork and then depends on focus
Steps
     Students are required to make two notes in their textbooks in areas they feel is important.
     The students then bring their eBooks/paper books to class.
     After 20 minutes of lecture the students take their books and partner with someone.
     Encourage students to choose people to whom they have not recently spoken.
     The students will share two notes and give each other feedback. Each student must provide the other student with a discovery / AHA.
     Students then report on their AHA’s in an online discussion forum after class.
Supplies/Prep
     Students will need to bring their books to class. eBooks obviously travel much better.
     Students will need some strategy for taking notes. 
Budget Concerns
Varies based on the tools used.  
Comments
Developing good clinical reasoning skills requires good study habits and collaboration with others. This activity seeks to promote both of those strategies.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

NurseTimTube: Automate Grading Papers with Macros

Macros can streamline and simplify your grading!


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: A Practice Error is in the Air


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.


CR21: A Practice Error is in the Air
Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Practice Errors are a serious matter in which the healthcare professional makes a mistake. These happen while providing care of all types. A practice error can happen at any time. Let students experience this in the middle of different types of lectures/classroom activities.
NCLEX® Connection
Safe and Effective Care Environment
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care, Safety
Steps
     After 20 minutes of lecture have the students form groups of 3-5.
     Handout / assign a case study (5 sentences max).
     Ask students to develop the top 3 concerns the nurse would have for this patient.
     Before they complete this task, interrupt them.
     Handout an Incident Report from a local healthcare facility.
     Tell them that something has gone wrong and the patient was injured.
     Don’t give any more details than that.
     Their groups have to look at the case study and use their clinical imagination.
     They develop the situation and complete the incident report.
     Randomly choose groups to present their incident reports.
Supplies/Prep
     Case scenarios can be instructor created, adapted from the text books, or even from test banks. Incident reports can come from healthcare agencies or can be faculty created.
Budget Concerns
Copies of the one page of scenarios and incident reports.
Comments
This should be a surprise activity that happens two to three times a semester. It is an easy way to keep safety in ALL environments in front of the students. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Toolbox Tuesday: Prioritize Pair Share


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.


CR20: Prioritize Pair Share
Environment
Classroom
Purpose
“Organize and prioritize care for a group of clients” (direct quote from the detailed test plan)
NCLEX® Connection
Safe and Effective Care Environment / Coordinated Care
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care, Evidence-Based Practice, Safety
Steps
     List a mini scenario (2-3 sentences) for 4 different patients related to the content being covered in class on a sheet of paper (each student gets their own copy).
     Students then rank the patients in order of who should be seen first.
     Students will next get up and find a person they have not spoken with recently. Each will share their prioritization. 
     The pair comes up with an agreed upon list.
     The faculty randomly calls on dyads to share.
Supplies/Prep
     Case scenarios can be instructor created, adapted from the text books, or even from test banks.
Budget Concerns
Copies of the one page of scenarios.  
Comments
Motivate students with “I will use some of these scenarios on the upcoming exam.”  This gives relevance to the activity and shows the importance of prioritization skills.