Event Title

If I Only had a Heart…Creating a Cardiovascular Workbook For Future Healthcare Professionals

Speaker's Credentials

Cheryl Purvis, Ph.D., Professor of Anatomy

Daryan Garcia, NSU Medical Sonography, Class of 2017

Margarita Mercado, Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Location

Atrium

Format

Poster

Start Date

21-1-2017 11:45 AM

End Date

21-1-2017 12:15 PM

Abstract

Introduction: Many students enrolled in the Health Professions Division at Nova Southeastern University have had pre-requisites such as Anatomy & Physiology. However, they often do not retain basic anatomical terms crucial to their understanding of clinical cases. Purpose: To promote active learning, we are creating a workbook designed to help students review key concepts. Description of Innovation: In an effort to make learning fun, we created a character who serves as their first patient. We identified fundamental structures and formed key word lists. Then we developed specific diagrams to be labeled. Outcomes: Our innovative workbook reinforces student’s understanding of physiological processes, such as arterial and venous blood flow by color coding vessels. Discussion: For our Medical Sonography students, we are adding cross-sectional anatomical illustrations. In class correlation with ultrasound images of the cardiovascular system increases student engagement.

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If I Only had a Heart…Creating a Cardiovascular Workbook For Future Healthcare Professionals

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Introduction: Many students enrolled in the Health Professions Division at Nova Southeastern University have had pre-requisites such as Anatomy & Physiology. However, they often do not retain basic anatomical terms crucial to their understanding of clinical cases. Purpose: To promote active learning, we are creating a workbook designed to help students review key concepts. Description of Innovation: In an effort to make learning fun, we created a character who serves as their first patient. We identified fundamental structures and formed key word lists. Then we developed specific diagrams to be labeled. Outcomes: Our innovative workbook reinforces student’s understanding of physiological processes, such as arterial and venous blood flow by color coding vessels. Discussion: For our Medical Sonography students, we are adding cross-sectional anatomical illustrations. In class correlation with ultrasound images of the cardiovascular system increases student engagement.