Developing Simulated Learning Experiences
I found an article describing a "simulation" of medications using "real world props. I put together my own med calculation simulation with 4 stations and 4 problems/examples each with props the student had to calculate. I have tried to go from basic, such as accurately pouring a cough syrup into med cup to calculating IV drip rates , choosing appropriate fluids, calculating po digoxin, and coumadin. IMs and subQ as well. If you will send your email to email@example.com I will gladly send you the file that you can revise to your needs.
Lora Bartlett, RN, MSN, CNE
Can you please send this to me if you still have the info.
I found your information very helpful. Would you please send the file to our school Thanks
Would love to have this.
We are discussing removing drip rates from our med calc exam - anyone have anyt thoughts on this? pro/con?
don't want to put a lot of effort into a sim for drip rates if we are phasing them out
We will drug calc in sim, probably around the time it is taught in a course. At my past school we had "mini sims" to test for competencies. For example, we may have a sim for a "patient" who needed an IV start and meds; the student must obtain the med, start the IV and initiate the infusion. they had to write out the calc. So they covered multiple competencies. It's also a good way to review competencies before a new semester.
Hope that helps.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could send me your file on drug dosage caluculation. I am the clinical lab coordinator at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. At the moment I am teaching a drug calcuations class (which is my favorite class), and I would appreciate a new insight. My email address is as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org
My office number is 757-727-5804
Thank you very much,
Jill A. Johnson RN BSN MSN
I would greatly appreciate your sharing your materials with me. thanks
Can you share your material with me! Thanks!!
This is so nice of you to offer. I have just received my Master's in Nursing Education. I will be helping with simulation and teaching dosage and calculations. I would greatly appreciate a copy. My email address is email@example.com.
Jean Eaton MSN/Ed, RN
Mary Ann O'Neill
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Can you please send to me also your file so that I can use it also. I am May Ross a nursing lecturer here in Malaysia.My email add is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes, I would appreciate your information. My email address is:email@example.com
Thank you for your support,
We are looking to develop some IV medication calculation and administration SIMs. If anyone has any resources that you are willing to share, I would be most appreciative.
Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to see your medication scenarios if they are still available. Thank you so much, Pam Oshaben email@example.com
I would also appreciate a copy if it is still available. I am new to teaching simulation and teach in a practical nursing program.
Brooke M Temby, MSN.Ed, MBA, RN
We have a Post op pain scenario where they have to do calculate dosage for pain medication. But it is not specifically a dosage calcuation scenario. There are several objectives in each scenario depending upon the type of patient portrayed. I would be interested to see how people are doing dosage calculation scenarios as well.
We have scenarios with different patient problems. The student calls the MD to report to problem. The doctor leaves an order and the student must write the order, transcribe it to the MAR, and administer the medication correctly. We have different scenarios with a variety of medications each selected to offer them a different opportunity (i.e. narcotic, insulin, heparin, weight based drips, etc.) They must state the 6 rights out loud as they administer the medication so that we can validate that their calculations are correct. You can use any scenarios that you already have for this. You can skip the MD call by having a routine medications that are due to be administered on the chart. You can focus on just one per student, or have a student administer several at a time. The latter offers them an opportunity to prioritize and determine the best order. We also look for students to conduct pertinent assessments prior to medication administration (i.e. BP before an antihypertensive).
i will appreciate your cooperation
Can you please share your scenarios with me? I am May Ross from Malaysia. My email add: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance
I am reading this post today. I am interested in your math simulation scenario. Could you please email me a copy of it? My email address is email@example.com.
We usually mix it up for all possibilities that they can encounter in practice.
Sherry Warnock MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Armstrong Atlantic State University