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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. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: At Risk 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.

C15: At Risk Rescue

Environment
Classroom
Purpose
Help students develop effective priority assessment habits.
NCLEX® Connection
Reduction of Risk Potential
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care, Teamwork, Evidence-based practice, Safety, Informatics
Steps
     Student Groups are assigned an At Risk Situation
      At risk for aspiration
      At risk for skin breakdown
      At risk for infection
      At risk for altered perfusion
      At risk for impaired oxygenation
     The Wiki will include a description for 3 different clients that would fit into that category.  For each client they must describe:
     Key risk factors
     Key symptoms or changes that help identify manifestation of that risk
     Key nursing actions to prevent this risk
     Key nursing actions to reverse injury related to their scenario
     Because this is a Wiki, students can be as creative as they like. They can add images, video, PowerPoint®, text, color, etc. If a Wiki is not available. They can create a free Blog or facebook® group. 
Supplies/Prep
     Wikispaces and PBWiki have some low level free options.
     Many learning management systems have a built-in Wiki.
     Varies based on assignment and learner needs.
Budget Concerns
Cost of the Wiki
Comments
These Wikis make great portfolio projects.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

NurseTimTube: A Conceptual Model of QSEN

Dr. Maureen Byrnes attended the 2011 QSEN Faculty Development Institute in Boston and while listening to presenters she started doodling on a Post-it® note. Her doodles evolved into a conceptual model of QSEN that can serve as a platform for faculty and students to understand how and why the competencies are important for safe nursing practice. Dr. Byrnes' model constantly reinforces quality and safety education for nurses, demystifying the QSEN competencies and enabling students to understand the domains.




Dr. Byrnes is a clinical assistant professor at Seton Hall University College of Nursing.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Toolbox Tuesday: Yellow-Green


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.

CL15: Yellow-Green

Environment
Clinical
Purpose
Prioritization and delegation are often the most difficult part of NCLEX® for students. Actively talk about these strategies in class, clinical and Lab.
NCLEX® Connection
Coordinated Care / Management of Care
QSEN
Patient-Centered Care
Steps
     Students get a yellow note card and a green note card.
     Yellow stands for caution and refers to situations/scenarios/clients that are Acute/Unstable/Unpredictable.
     Green stands for go and refers to situations/scenarios/clients that are Chronic/Stable/Predictable.
     Have students share situations/client scenarios from their clinical day. The other students have to vote Yellow or Green.
     After a number of situations/scenarios have been shared, chose 4-6 of them and have students vote again based on criteria such as ‘most stable’ or ‘most acute.’
Supplies/Prep
     Yellow and green note cards.
Budget Concerns
Minimal if any.
Comments
May have students practice Yellow-Green with test items as well.