Giving VACC: A joint faculty's creative approach to teaching and learning

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308710
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Giving VACC: A joint faculty's creative approach to teaching and learning
Author(s):
Hernandez, L. M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Pi Alpha
Author Details:
L. M. Hernandez, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CPN, mhernl@fiu.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Purpose:   to expose undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students to a creative clinical learning experience involving them in the patient and family activities at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Ventilator Assisted Children’s Center (VACC) camp. It is important students are able to synthesize and conceptualize modern day care in the most simplest and natural of settings like VACC camp. VACC camp is a week long camp hosted by MCH providing activities for families and children with lung associated medical complexities. In order to run a safe camp, this opportunity provides camp staff and participants the added medical knowledge, assistance, and reliability senior nursing students bring forth. Participants require ventilator and airway management many times requiring oxygen and all the medical supplies that children and family with medical complexity requires.  This experience provides learning by driving clinical growth and expertise from a vast array of opportunities that otherwise would not be obtained in a hospital setting. Participation sharpens nursing skills amongst the most technologically-involved patients within the most simplest of settings.

Methods:  A joint clinical appointed faculty educator serving as a child health care instructor and camp nurse coordinates a group of 40-50 senior semester undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students.  They are signed up to attend VACC camp for a clinical rotation of at least one clinical 8 hour day and volunteer as needed thereafter.  Students may choose to participate in 60 clinical hours as part of their practicum preceptorship experience.

Results:  This collaboration provides a unique and diverse teaching and learning experience no other local nursing program and pediatric medical institution provides. 

Conclusion:  Given the climate of our present day health care demands, hospital length of stays shorten and home health care delivery becomes medically complex. As this complexity grows, so does the need for students to be prepared to serve this population.

Keywords:
nursing education; children; blended learning styles
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGiving VACC: A joint faculty's creative approach to teaching and learningen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHernandez, L. M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentPi Alphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsL. M. Hernandez, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, CPN, mhernl@fiu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308710-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p><b>Purpose:   </b>to expose undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students to a creative clinical learning experience involving them in the patient and family activities at Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) Ventilator Assisted Children’s Center (VACC) camp. It is important students are able to synthesize and conceptualize modern day care in the most simplest and natural of settings like VACC camp. VACC camp is a week long camp hosted by MCH providing activities for families and children with lung associated medical complexities. In order to run a safe camp, this opportunity provides camp staff and participants the added medical knowledge, assistance, and reliability senior nursing students bring forth. Participants require ventilator and airway management many times requiring oxygen and all the medical supplies that children and family with medical complexity requires.  This experience provides learning by driving clinical growth and expertise from a vast array of opportunities that otherwise would not be obtained in a hospital setting. Participation sharpens nursing skills amongst the most technologically-involved patients within the most simplest of settings. <p><b>Methods</b>:  A joint clinical appointed faculty educator serving as a child health care instructor and camp nurse coordinates a group of 40-50 senior semester undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students.  They are signed up to attend VACC camp for a clinical rotation of at least one clinical 8 hour day and volunteer as needed thereafter.  Students may choose to participate in 60 clinical hours as part of their practicum preceptorship experience. <p><b>Results:  </b>This collaboration provides a unique and diverse teaching and learning experience no other local nursing program and pediatric medical institution provides.  <p><b>Conclusion:  </b>Given the climate of our present day health care demands, hospital length of stays shorten and home health care delivery becomes medically complex. As this complexity grows, so does the need for students to be prepared to serve this population. <b></b>en_GB
dc.subjectnursing educationen_GB
dc.subjectchildrenen_GB
dc.subjectblended learning stylesen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:35:03Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:35:03Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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.en_GB
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