Event Title

Team Based Learning and Standardized Patient Scenarios in Health Assessment

Speaker's Credentials

Dr. Krause holds a PhD in Nursing, and Master's Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1978. Dr. Krause is a retired Captain in the Navy Nurse Corps, where she served for 30 years. Dr. Krause has worked in Nursing Academia for over 38 years.

Dr. Esposito holds a PhD in Nursing, and a Master's Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. She is ANCC Board Certified as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist, and licensed as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner in the State of Florida since 1999.

Dr. Ng holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, and a Master's Degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Location

Melnick

Format

Podium Presentation

Start Date

21-1-2017 10:00 AM

End Date

21-1-2017 10:50 AM

Abstract

Introduction Teaching Advanced Health Assessment to graduate nursing students pursuing an advanced practice degree can be challenging. These students are already registered nurses, where performing head to toe assessments are part of their daily routine. Yet Advanced Health Assessment requires the use of diagnostic reasoning, which is a skill that must be developed. Purpose Standardized patient cases that reinforce each system studied in the didactic portion of the course, were developed and implemented with a Team Based Learning approach, to help facilitate this process. This interactive method is used to facilitate clinical problem solving with health care students. Description of Innovation Students were assigned to a team at the start of the semester. Each team reported to a clinic room for the standardized patient assignments each week. Roles were delineated each week, one student as patient, one as NP student, one history gathering, communication style and physical examination technique. A script was provided for the patient, and specific evaluator checklists to coincide with each case. The NP student completed the assessment, using the SOAP note format. Cases were debriefed with faculty immediately following. Outcomes Survey data using the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBS-SAI) (Mennenga, 2010) was collected from two cohorts of students who participated in this educational process. Discussion The presentation will discuss the benefits of using the team based approach and standardized cases, along with strategies for improvement as class sizes have increased.

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Jan 21st, 10:00 AM Jan 21st, 10:50 AM

Team Based Learning and Standardized Patient Scenarios in Health Assessment

Melnick

Introduction Teaching Advanced Health Assessment to graduate nursing students pursuing an advanced practice degree can be challenging. These students are already registered nurses, where performing head to toe assessments are part of their daily routine. Yet Advanced Health Assessment requires the use of diagnostic reasoning, which is a skill that must be developed. Purpose Standardized patient cases that reinforce each system studied in the didactic portion of the course, were developed and implemented with a Team Based Learning approach, to help facilitate this process. This interactive method is used to facilitate clinical problem solving with health care students. Description of Innovation Students were assigned to a team at the start of the semester. Each team reported to a clinic room for the standardized patient assignments each week. Roles were delineated each week, one student as patient, one as NP student, one history gathering, communication style and physical examination technique. A script was provided for the patient, and specific evaluator checklists to coincide with each case. The NP student completed the assessment, using the SOAP note format. Cases were debriefed with faculty immediately following. Outcomes Survey data using the Team-Based Learning Student Assessment Instrument (TBS-SAI) (Mennenga, 2010) was collected from two cohorts of students who participated in this educational process. Discussion The presentation will discuss the benefits of using the team based approach and standardized cases, along with strategies for improvement as class sizes have increased.