This course is designed as a transitional course for the licensed LPN or Paramedic student who is becoming a professional nurse.
Today we are talking critical thinking and care plans. Wait, before you turn off this podcast and run away because you hate those two words I want you to give this one a listen.
I want you to sit back, I want you to listen to this one.
What are nursing care plans and how to make the two coalesce into one? How to make the two really work for you, and how to have them really make sense. You guys, we have an awesome post about this.
We have a ton of resources there. I apologize you guys for that. This whole post you really need to take a minute to head over there, read that entire post when you have some time, take some notes, print the downloads, and watch the videos.
Today we have a really good episode. I feel like I have a pretty decent brain in my head. Tell me what that means. Why am I not? What am I missing? What she uncovered is something really interesting. Katie, tell us what is critical thinking and what did you discover when doing this?
You know what I realized especially in nursing school … Not really in nursing school. I study this and it has this answer. Even all your other courses, you memorize things and you learn concepts, but creating a care plan is like pulling from every little thing that you know to make this plan for the patient.
I know essays and research papers it takes time and you have to write stuff out, but even that is a lot more straightforward than a care plan. You have to think critically about what makes the most sense for this patient.
One of the things I learned was you do have the two things. What can I do? Thinking critically, work through this issue to get the best case scenario for the patient or deal with this.
I have my patient that has this medical diagnosis. Their issues going on with them, and what are some big priorities for this patient that we have to progress through to get them out of the hospital?
I realized that care plans and critical thinking is really an aspect of being a successful nurse. Working as a nurse for a while, you work with those nurses that are just trying to get through their shift. You have to have a plan and ways to progress the patient to getting out of the hospital sooner.
The way you do that is with a care plan. The way that you come up with a care plan is you think critically. What is this process? How does somebody get to that point of their critical thinking just flows into planning care and it just happens like that?
Well, what is going to be really important? My patient, they broke their hip. I practiced in Illinois and in North Carolina.
Breaking your hip hurts. Think about realistically what is going on and then think about your priority diagnoses or what are the three or four big issues going on with this patient? What are you seeing that is telling you this?A Baker University diploma is a known entity in the region’s health-care system.
Graduates from our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are compassionate, workforce-ready individuals intrinsically motivated to make a difference in the world around them.
The application deadline for Fall is January 25, HESI exams taken after January 25, will be recorded and reported for Fall admission. Critical thinking schmritical thinking.
The term gets tossed around so much in nursing education now that it has really lost all value. In fact, I think that rather than teaching students HOW to critically think many schools are just using the word because they HAVE to.
Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year ( / ) for Enhanced Nursing Practice - Clinical and Critical Care - Program # OJIN is a peer-reviewed, online publication that addresses current topics affecting nursing practice, research, education, and the wider health care sector.
This is a work of the US Government and is therefore public domain and not subject to copyright. Citations from Engineering Reasoning are used with the permission of the Foundation for Critical Thinking. Forthcoming in the Engineering Management Journal, and adapted from a paper presented at ASEE, June , where it won ‘Best Conference Papers.’.