You CAN Teach Med-Surg Nursing!

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You CAN Teach Med-Surg Nursing!

SKU# 9780826119070

The Authoritative Guide and Toolkit for the Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical Instructor

Author: Mary Miller RN, MSN,CCRN, Deborah Wirwicz BSN, MSN.Ed


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"This guide and resource will give you all the direction and resources you need to perform in the role of a medical-surgical clinical instructorÖInstructors will discover this book takes the work out of working in the clinical area."

This is the first comprehensive resource for clinical medical-surgical nursing instructors responsible for guiding students through their entire clinical rotation. Filling a huge gap in resources for instructors required to teach this course, it contains everything the new or adjunct instructor needs to teach expertly and confidently. The guide describes the role of medical-surgical instructor and provides an introduction to the clinical site. It features a week-by-week instructional plan for the clinical rotation and includes all materials necessary to effectively perform administrative leadership and supervision, assess students' knowledge and learning styles, maximize the learning process, simplify evaluation, and help ensure a smooth transition to clinical practice.

Brimming with helpful information, the guide will be a welcome companion to both experienced and novice medical-nursing instructors with its organizational teaching templates, teaching and learning resources, and evaluation materials. These include a course syllabus, comprehensive skills checklist, medication guidelines, resources for patient teaching, pre-and post-conference expectations and activities; even make-up assignments for students who miss a clinical class. Clinical instruction materials such as PowerPoints and simulation scenarios,are provided. Additionally, the book contains quizzes with answers, discussion questions, critical thinking exercises, and interactive student activities.

Key Features:

  • Comprises the first complete resource for successfully guiding students through their clinical rotations from start to finish
  • Helps to allay the "fear factor" for new and adjunct clinical nursing instructors
  • Provides a week-by-week instructional guide that includes organizational teaching templates, teaching and learning resources, and evaluation aids
  • Includes numerous forms and templates to facilitate administrative responsibilities, student assessment, and student evaluation
  • Organizes key clinical information by body system and includes multiple interactive teaching tools

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 29, 2014
  • Page Count 352
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826119070
  • EISBN 9780826119087

Table of Contents 

Part 1: Introduction to the role of the medical-surgical clinical nursing instructor 1. Instructor Contracts and Evaluations 2. Effective Student Evaluations 3. Learning Requirements and Syllabus Preparation 4. First day of Clinical Including Forms, Expectations, and Math Assessment

Part 2: Basics of clinical teaching and student evaluation 5. Review and Assessment of Basic Skills 6. Medications 7. Admission Assessments 8. Critical Thinking Applied to IV Therapy, Medications, and Laboratory Values 9. Preoperative, Intraoperative, and Postoperative Nursing Responsibilities 10. Delegation and Management Styles and Concepts

Part 3: Bringing theory to the clinical setting: teaching the body systems 11. The Neurological System and Assessments 12. The Cardiac System and Assessments 13. The Respiratory System and Assessments 14. The Gastrointestinal System, Assessments, and Treatment 15. The Urinary System and Assessments 16. The Musculoskeletal and Integumentary Systems

Part 4: The final evaluation, final conferences, grading, and make-up assignments 17. Final Quiz and Final Clinical Evaluations 18. Final Clinical Class Topics 19. Make-Up Assignments, Ethical Questions, and Critical Thinking Exercises