Tis the season for graduation and we thought we'd share some of our favorite quotes with you. These are great to include in a post-graduation letter to students, on graduation gifts or during your last few days of class. If you have any of your own favorite quotes, we'd love to see them in the comments!
At the MSLPN conference a few weeks ago, we heard a talk from a representative of the Made Incredibly Easy series of books. We've been fans of the series for years so when we heard the speaker announced, we immediately quieted down to listen.
During the Pennsylvania HOSA State Leadership Conference, we met with a vendor who sold, in addition to other materials, Latin textbooks. Like he said, medical terminology seems to trip up even the most intelligent students. But when you boil all the terminology down to basics - most of it is based in Latin.
We were recently talking to one of our schools with a Medical Assisting class and got a great idea for how to use an Academic EHR in a Nursing or Medical Assisting classroom when it comes to injections and vaccines.
Choose a patient to display during class and add a severe egg allergy to that patient's allergy list. Then, add an order for either a Flu or Yellow Fever vaccine.
We just found this great video of head-to-toe assessments with tons of comments from appreciative students. We figured we should share it here for any students out there who are just learning how to do these assessments or any instructors who are looking for a way to format their lessons.
Anyone looking for practice scenarios? If you view our Diabetic Patient Scenario, you can practice taking care of a diabetic patient on the medical surgical floor. Go step by step and answer the questions for this patient's care correctly.
Has anyone out there heard of Learners TV? Apparently there's a whole website out there with online lectures and videos on different topics... for free.
We noticed a huge amount of traffic from students who viewed our post on learning medications. So we figured it's time to give a back-to-school shout out to instructors who are starting up the lessons again after a wintry holiday season.
One of our EHR Tutor users recently mentioned concept maps and how she was working on a set for her classroom for the upcoming semester. Little did she know, we have a blank concept map template and ideas for how to use it on FreeNurseTutor.com.
We've seen dozens of talented students pass through nursing school, medical terminology classes and CNA programs in our day. But no matter how gifted/intelligent/kind a person is, learning medications and terminology usually comes down to rote memorization - something we're not all great at.
We posted about using Coursera.org to improve computer skills in the past, but we wanted to revisit the topic in regards to online education. Massive open online courses (MOOC), like Coursera, offer students the ability to enroll in and attend classes online for free. There's no limit to the amount of students per course but based on personal experience you can get a very individualized education.
So if you've been out of school for a while and your NCLEX seems like nothing more than a dream (or nightmare!) from long ago, here are some classes that might help you refresh your medical knowledge. Or, just learn about a new area and new advances.
Contraception: Choices, Culture and Consequences offered by Jerusalem Mokonnen, RN, MSN, FNP offered through University of California: Learn about the wide range of contraceptive methods, and the public health implications related to access to information and choices about reproductive health.
Escpecially good for women's center or labor and delivery nurses.
Antimicrobial Stewardship: Optimization of Antibiotic Practices offered by Stan Deresinski, MD through Stanford: This course will offer a practical approach to prescribing antibiotic therapy and development of antimicrobial stewardship across all specialties and settings.
How are antibiotics really impacting our patients?
Diabetes: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Opportunities offered by B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD and Lisa A. Kroon through University of California: This multidisciplinary course will emphasize the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Topics will include patient self-management, appropriate use of technologies, nutrition, behavior modification and pharmacotherapy in the management of this disease. The course will conclude by summarizing new basic science research regarding the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes.
A deeper look at Diabetes.