Online Video Vignette: http://onlinetraining.umassmed.edu/floatingastudent/
This vignette was designed for students to discover opportunities for QOO (Quality Observation Opportunities) while in clinical and how they can leave the clinical unit for a patient observational opportunity. The vignette demonstrates to students how to clearly identify learning objectives for their clinical rotation and to link them to QOO. This vignette also provides an example of how faculty may prepare a student prior for an observational experience and the importance of linking the observation to the role of the registered nurse.
Prior to beginning clinical the students with their clinical faculty will view the vignette in the nursing lab. Then the student will discuss the clinical objectives and what the appropriate QOOs they might encounter while they are in clinical. This discussion will help the students to identify the importance of the learning outcomes for the clinical and how the QOO might meet those objectives. The discussion will include the role of the student while in “observation,” mode and away from the clinical unit. This discussion will allow the faculty to clearly articulate the importance of this role and emphasizes the role of the student is observation only. Furthermore, this activity will help faculty to coach the students to gather information while on QOO, and to bring essential information from the experience back to the post clinical/conference discussion.
Students understand and are able to prepare their patients for a test/diagnostics procedure/ or off the unit examination. The students will care for their patients while off the unit. (Knowledge/Skill)
The students will be in observation mode while the patient are having their procedure/exam/test. (Knowledge, Attitudes)
Students will gather subjective and objective patient data, and will communicate to their faculty member the procedures that their patients are going off the unit for, what the role of the nurse is during the procedure, and nursing care during the procedure. (Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes)
Students will clearly understand their role as an observer and be able to articulate this to the nurse/physician/technician with whom they will be engaged during the observation experience. (Knowledge, Attitudes).
Students will demonstrate teamwork/collaboration as a member of the patients healthcare team during the observation experience by listening and observing their patient while off the clinical unit.
1) Observation for Nursing Students
2) CVC Observation
3) Echo Obs
4) Cardiac & Pulm Rehab Obs.
5) EP Obs.