On-Campus Clinical Days – Medical Surgical
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Turn an existing fundamentals lab into a busy Medical Surgical Nursing Unit with this program. This innovative package is designed to help schools of nursing utilize existing equipment more efficiently while allowing students to practice hands on skills in an 8 hour Medical Surgical Nursing On-Campus Clinical Day.
Included in each package:
7 - Patient Medical Surgical Nursing Scenarios
7 - Patient Charts
3 - DVD - Patient Information Discs
1 - DATA CD with printable files
1 – Detailed Instructor Resource Manual
This program designed by nursing faculty for nursing faculty to engage students, promote skill performance and critical thinking. These plug-and-play programs allow each student to be the primary nurse of their own medical surgical nursing patient for an entire clinical day. Students have an opportunity to perform skills, administer medications, make decisions and develop critical thinking skills and document.
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes this package different than others? This is a one-time cost with no student fees or annual fees to the institution. This package is an entire clinical day from start to finish. Choose from 7 unique patient’s or use them all to simulate a typical medical surgical nursing unit.
Who wrote the simulation scenarios? We are nursing faculty who identified unique ways to engage our students in hands-on problem based learning. Our goal for writing these scenarios is to ease the burden on faculty and actively engage students in meaningful learning.
What will the programs do for the student? These audio driven experiences allow students to practice organization, prioritization and collaboration. The audio instructions direct student nurses to complete an assessment, document, pass medications, take and transcribe physician's orders, perform skills and leave an off-going shift report about the patient(s) they cared for during their clinical day. Documentation is performed on paper charts or could be completed in an Electronic Medical Record if desired.
How will I evaluate the students? Use your existing course evaluation tool as this is designed to be a clinical experience. The instructor becomes familiar with each patient problem and follows the flow of the patient’s typical day. This allows the instructor to efficiently keep track of each individual’s progress and performance level.
What will the program do for the faculty? The faculty will have an opportunity to evaluate an entire clinical group in one room while the students perform nursing tasks the same as they would on a clinical unit. An instructor can instruct an entire clinical group without interrupting patient care and trying to track everyone down in their assigned areas.
Who can use our programs? Our packages are designed to be appropriate for schools of nursing at all levels of nursing education (PN/ASN/BSN). Whether you are a novice or expert in simulation these programs are easy to use. Detailed recorded and written instructions for the student and faculty are included with the purchase.
Do I need high-fidelity equipment? No, the programs are appropriate for any level from low to high fidelity. Our belief is that the fidelity doesn’t matter, but the experience does.
Do I need special software? No, The CD's are auto run and run using Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer.
If you have questions or would like more information please contact Bruce at (812) 455-7723 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello! My name is Beth Meade and I am the Lab Instructional Specialist at Hopkinsville Community College in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. I have been in this position for almost 3 years and I was hired specifically to develop and enhance clinical simulation. We currently offer over 250 hours of clinical simulation each semester to include both practical nursing students and associate degree nursing students. One of the best simulations we conduct is our Layered Learning Simulation Day! Students present to the Layered Learning Medical-Surgical Unit for a full 8-hour day of clinical. The day is filled with twists and turns, problem-solving opportunities, assessments, medication administration, skills, telephone calls, codes, and much more. The unit truly comes alive and feels like a real hospital unit. Students and faculty are usually mentally exhausted by the end of the day, but so much learning has taken place! We love the Layered Learning Program and hope to purchase the pediatric version so that we may have the Layered Learning Pediatric Unit! Do not hesitate to contact me if you want more information on how we conduct our simulations.
We have evaluated the On Campus Clinical Days with the students. Each day, the students are very positive with their comments. Comments include:
"It makes the learning real."
"Things that we learned in class are more real."
"It gives me time to think things through without pressure."
"It reinforces things learned in the classroom."
"Love treating patients in a less stressful environment."
"It made me realize that I have the basic fundamental knowledge required to do good patient care."
It makes teaching the students so much easier using the hands on technique. They see the results of their actions immediately. One of our "patients" went in to Anaphylactic shock today. The students had to decide what had caused the shock, what to do about it, why it happened and how to correct the situation. You can take it in so many directions!
M. Ann Hofmann MSN, RN, CNE
Madisonville Community College