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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/163624
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Enhancing clinical knowledge in the senior level baccalaureate nursing student
Author(s):
Gerwick, Michele; Bellak, Margaret
Author Details:
Michele Gerwick, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, email: mgerwick@iup.edu; Margaret Bellak
Abstract:
The purpose of this qualitative research was to enhance the clinical knowledge and problem solving skills of baccalaureate nursing students. This research was conducted with senior level nursing students enrolled in critical care clinical, in acute care settings in Indiana County. The emergency room, intensive care unit and telemetry units were utilized. Students developed written clinical narratives from actual events observed on the clinical unit. The categories for the narratives included: end of life care issues, patient advocacy, technology, crisis management, dealing with life-threatening issues, quality of care, caring for patient's families, comfort measures, communication and ethical issues. A lap top computer on the unit was utilized to record their observations. Analysis of events were conducted through the use of clinical narratives, focused diary entries, assigned readings and weekly clinical conferences. Analysis of the behavior/actions of an experienced critical care nurse as recorded in the student's clinical narratives, were discussed to assist the student to capture the significance of the event, and to enhance critical thinking. Interpretive summaries were prepared by the student in regards to their clinical narratives, these summaries were discussed during weekly clinical conferences. The "thinking in action approach" as described in Benner, Hooper-Kyriakidis and Stannard (1999) Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Critical Care text was utilized. This framework helped to analyze the content of various clinical situations that dealt with critical care. Analysis of the data was done utilizing the NUDIST program. This experience will help the student to better understand the nurse's role in providing complex patient care. This planned educational experience will assist the nursing student to improve their care for the acutely ill client through enhanced problem solving skills and a deeper understanding of the necessary determinants of care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
14th Annual Scientific Sessions
Conference Host:
Eastern Nursing Research Society
Conference Location:
University Park, Pennsylvania, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEnhancing clinical knowledge in the senior level baccalaureate nursing studenten_GB
dc.contributor.authorGerwick, Micheleen_US
dc.contributor.authorBellak, Margareten_US
dc.author.detailsMichele Gerwick, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA, email: mgerwick@iup.edu; Margaret Bellaken_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/163624-
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this qualitative research was to enhance the clinical knowledge and problem solving skills of baccalaureate nursing students. This research was conducted with senior level nursing students enrolled in critical care clinical, in acute care settings in Indiana County. The emergency room, intensive care unit and telemetry units were utilized. Students developed written clinical narratives from actual events observed on the clinical unit. The categories for the narratives included: end of life care issues, patient advocacy, technology, crisis management, dealing with life-threatening issues, quality of care, caring for patient's families, comfort measures, communication and ethical issues. A lap top computer on the unit was utilized to record their observations. Analysis of events were conducted through the use of clinical narratives, focused diary entries, assigned readings and weekly clinical conferences. Analysis of the behavior/actions of an experienced critical care nurse as recorded in the student's clinical narratives, were discussed to assist the student to capture the significance of the event, and to enhance critical thinking. Interpretive summaries were prepared by the student in regards to their clinical narratives, these summaries were discussed during weekly clinical conferences. The "thinking in action approach" as described in Benner, Hooper-Kyriakidis and Stannard (1999) Clinical Wisdom and Interventions in Critical Care text was utilized. This framework helped to analyze the content of various clinical situations that dealt with critical care. Analysis of the data was done utilizing the NUDIST program. This experience will help the student to better understand the nurse's role in providing complex patient care. This planned educational experience will assist the nursing student to improve their care for the acutely ill client through enhanced problem solving skills and a deeper understanding of the necessary determinants of care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:10:51Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:10:51Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name14th Annual Scientific Sessionsen_US
dc.conference.hostEastern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationUniversity Park, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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