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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Chat Challenge


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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CR11: Chat Challenge
Environment
Classroom
Purpose
In class activity facilitates collaboration while focusing on a psychomotor skill. Highlights important nursing care for this situation/client.
NCLEX® Connection
Basic care and comfort
QSEN
Patient-centered Care, Safety, Informatics, Teamwork
Steps
     Your reading for today included changing the colostomy wafer and pouch. This includes specific assessments to ensure the client is not at risk for infection/breakdown/embarrassment.
     In your groups (assign them in groups of 5) go into the chat area in Blackboard and list the steps in changing the wafer of a colostomy.  One person lists one step, then one person the next and so on.  Each step must be posted from a different person.
     Once you feel your group has completed this, raise your hand. I will check the list.  The first team with a complete list wins a small inexpensive prize.
Supplies/Prep
     Internet access to a Chat room (most learning management systems have this feature – even the free one that comes with the textbook).
     Can be done on paper (prefer a legal notepad).
Budget Concerns
Minimal budget concerns if any.
Comments
Can provide more direction like having students STAR the top 3 nursing actions in terms of safety/prioritization.
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Top 3 Tweets


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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CL10: Top 3 Tweets


Environment
Clinical
Purpose
Helps students synthesize important concepts of managing pharmacotherapeutics.
NCLEX® Connection
Pharmacological and Parenteral Therapies
QSEN
Patient-Centered care, Evidence-based practice, Safety, Informatics
Steps
     At the end of each week of clinical, have your students post on Twitter the top 3 most medications they encountered. 
     For each medication give the top 3 nursing implications (ie. furosemide - BP, UO, K+)
     Give the class a unique hashtag to add at the end of each tweet. (example: #clintop2016)
     Let the students know you will log in to Twitter every Sunday night to count their tweets.
     The best 2 Tweets get a small inexpensive prize.
Supplies/Prep
Computer or mobile phone with Twitter® access.
Budget Concerns
Minimal if any.
Comments
Can be done with paper and pencil as well.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Failure to Rescue


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.

CL11: Failure to Rescue

Environment
Clinical – Online Post Conference
Purpose
Identifying potential and actual safety issues is a crucial competency for our students.
NCLEX® Connection
Reduction of Risk Potential
QSEN
Evidence-Based Practice, Safety
Steps
     Using the discussion forum.  The nursing students must post a 2 paragraph discussion of what could potentially be a failure to rescue issue in their clinical setting or practice. 
     Based on what you did/saw today, what is a potential failure to rescue situation (do not share any personal information about the client or their case)?  How could you avoid that issue?  What system could be put in place to help prevent that failure to rescue event from happening?
     Each student must answer that question within 72 hours of the end of clinical for that week. Then offer feedback to 2 of their peers.
Supplies/Prep
     Computer with Discussion forum access.
Budget Concerns
Minimal if any.
Comments
Can be done with paper and pencil as well. May also do in a live post conference.