NURS70519
Simulation Learning - Nursing Therapeutics and Patient Safety
Sheridan
 
  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 42.0
Credit Value: 3.0
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Spring/Summer 2021
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A
Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): RPN Safe Practice Completion
Program Coordinator(s): N/A
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version: 20210517_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: Access to course materials and assignments will be available on Sheridan's Learning and Teaching Environment (SLATE). Students will need reliable access to a computer and the internet.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
Students apply existing nursing knowledge and expertise and new theoretical learning gained in other RPN Safe Practice Completion courses in a structured and safe simulation learning environment. They advance their understanding of interventions that promote health and wellness for a variety of physical, mental health, maternal and pediatric health challenges within a patient safety framework. Students utilize a process of reflective practice and critical inquiry to evaluate individual and team decision-making processes and actions during simulation case scenarios. By utilizing new learning, students create future learning plans that incorporate improved problem solving, holistic care, and evidence-based practice that meet the unique and variable health care needs of clients across the lifespan.

Program Context

 
RPN Safe Practice Completion Program Coordinator(s): N/A
This is a required course for successful completion of the RPN Safe Practice Completion program.


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to apply existing and new knowledge and expertise to provide evidence-based, safe, and holistic nursing care in a simulation learning environment.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Apply independent and team-based learning strategies to work towards achieving individual and team goals during simulation case scenarios.
  2. Integrate strategies and processes that prevent and reduce risk, error and harm in acute, home care and community-based scenarios to achieve patient safety standards.
  3. Complete required pre-class learning activities prior to the simulation experience that enhance the application of knowledge, skills and judgement to help participants fully benefit from the learning experience.
  4. Contribute effectively and professionally to the simulation case scenario to support self and peers with reflective practice and obtaining learning goals.
  5. Reflect upon their own and colleagues' decision-making and actions during the simulation learning experience and incorporate peer feedback to identify areas of improvement for future clinical practice.
  6. Articulate, through written and oral communication, discussion statements and a learning plan for future clinical practice that is informed by simulation case scenarios and based on evidence, nursing theory and standards of practice.

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Simulated Learning Experience (as per standards of contribution)40.0%
 Learning Plan # 110.0%
 Reflection, Peer Feedback and Learning Plan # 215.0%
 Reflection, Peer Feedback and Learning Plan # 315.0%
 Dosage Calculation and Safe Medication Administration Quiz20.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes and Academic Missed Work Procedure:
Test and Assignment Protocol To encourage behaviours that will help students to be successful in the workplace and to ensure that students receive credit for their individual work, the following rules apply to every course offered within the division. 1. Students are responsible for being aware of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects, as supplied to the class by the Faculty. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified times. Missed tests are awarded a mark of zero. If an extension or make-up opportunity is approved by the Faculty, the mark of zero may be revised. 3. Students must complete all the assigned quizzes and in-class activities by the scheduled due date. Missed quizzes and exams are awarded a mark of zero. 4. Students must complete every quiz as an individual effort, unless the Faculty specifies otherwise. 5. Since there may be instances of grade appeal or questions regarding the timely completion of quizzes and/or extent of individual effort, etc., students are strongly advised to keep, and make available to their Faculty, if requested, a copy of all working notes until the course grade has been finalized. 6. Please note, students who miss academic work due to disability must follow the academic missed work procedures outlined by Accessible Learning which may be different than those indicated above.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Colleges and Universities requirements:


 

Essential Employability Skills
Essential Employability Skills emphasized in the course:

  • Communication Skills - Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, visual form that fulfills the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills - Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.
  • Information Management Skills - Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • Interpersonal Skills - Show respect for the diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.
  • Numeracy - Execute mathematical operations accurately.
  • Personal Skills - Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact (if course is PLAR-eligible) - Office of the Registrar

  • Not Eligible for PLAR

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Instruction Mode: In-Class
Professor: Multiple Professors
Resource(s):
 TypeDescription
RequiredOtherCollege of Nurses of Ontario Standards and Guidelines
RequiredOtherRegistered Nurses Association of Ontario Best Practice Guidelines
RequiredTextbookMedical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems, Lewis, S. L., Bucher, L., Heitkemper, M. M., Harding, M.M., Elsevier Canada, 4th Canadian Edition, 2019, This is 1 of 3 e-books that students will purchase as a bundle. Instructions will be provided.
RequiredTextbookPharmacology for Canadian care practice, Lilley, L.L., Swart, B. & Snyder, J.S., Elsevier Canada, 3rd Canadian Edition, 2020, This is 1 of 3 e-books that students will purchase as a bundle. Instructions will be provided.
RequiredTextbookCanadian fundamentals of nursing, Potter, P. A., Perry, A.G., Stockert, P.A., & Hall, A.M., Elsevier Canada, 6th Canadian Edition, 2019, This is 1 of 3 e-books that students will purchase as a bundle. Instructions will be provided.

Applicable student group(s): This course is restricted to students with CNO Letter of Assessment and/or Program Coordinator's approval.
Course Details:

Module 1: Introduction to Simulation Learning

  • Simulation techniques and learning
    • Preparation: pre-class activities
    • Simulation experience: safety, judgement, team-work
    • Debrief: self-reflection and feedback
    • Next steps
  • Orientation to equipment and learning spaces

Module 2: Patient Safety - Core Focus for Experiential Learning

  • Prevention and reduction of risk, error and harm
  • Patient safety topics
    • Acute care patient safety (i.e. Rapid response team, Delirium, etc.)
    • Home care patient safety (i.e. Falls, community-based care, etc.)
    • Infection Prevention & Control (i.e. Central line infections, Sepsis, etc.)
    • Medication safety (i.e. Medication reconciliation, Best possible medication history, etc.)
    • Surgical care history (i.e. Surgical safety checklist, Venous Thromboembolism, etc.)
  • Assertive and effective communication  
  • Improving processes of care
  • Patient safety “Bundles”
  • Frameworks and toolkits

Module 3: Simulated Learning Experience: Problems of Oxygenation: Perfusion (cardiovascular)

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 4: Problems of Oxygenation: Ventilation (respiratory)

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 5: Problems of Gastro-intestinal Processes

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 6:  Problems related to Neurological Functioning

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 7: Mental Health Challenges

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 8: Diabetes Mellitus

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 9: Maternal Care Nursing

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps

Module 10: Health Problems of Children

  • Preparation
    • Pre-class activities
  • Simulation learning experience
  • Assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation of practice
  • Prevention of risk, error and harm
  • Self-reflection and peer feedback
  • Learning plan for future practice
  • Debrief
  • Next Steps


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Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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