What is this called???

  1. I work at a community college and we are starting a new curriculum. We are going to have the students pair up with an elder to complete the nutritional assessment, cultural assessment etc. They will use this same person to perform their head to toe final assessment too. Is this called care partner or something along that line? I am writing a paper concerning this and all I come up with is Service-Learning, which that isn't what it is.
    thanks
    Vicki
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   J Lynn
    Vicki, Welcome to the boards. I'm not sure what you can call it, but I like that idea of practicing head to toe assessments on a real live person before being set loose in the public.
  4. by   TMPaul
    Quote from Vicki2
    I work at a community college and we are starting a new curriculum. We are going to have the students pair up with an elder to complete the nutritional assessment, cultural assessment etc. They will use this same person to perform their head to toe final assessment too. Is this called care partner or something along that line? I am writing a paper concerning this and all I come up with is Service-Learning, which that isn't what it is.
    thanks
    Vicki
    I have my students call the person they're doing the detailed history and pyhsical on their lab (or assessment) partner.
  5. by   G.Allen div.1
    Quote from Vicki2
    I work at a community college and we are starting a new curriculum. We are going to have the students pair up with an elder to complete the nutritional assessment, cultural assessment etc. They will use this same person to perform their head to toe final assessment too. Is this called care partner or something along that line? I am writing a paper concerning this and all I come up with is Service-Learning, which that isn't what it is.
    thanks
    Vicki
    Hi there Vicki, my name's Garry.

    what about "Practical Application of Theory"
  6. by   G.Allen div.1
    [font=Comic Sans MS]try "Practical Application of Theories"

    [font=Comic Sans MS]Garry
  7. by   purplemania
    What is the paper about? Are you writing about the process or about the learner? Are you creating a paper for a school grade or for publication or what? Curricula are based on the mission of the school and the nursing dept. You must have objectives, so you can effectively evaluate outcomes. Give us a little more info so we can help you more.
    Meanwhile, look at these: www.nnsdo.org, www.nurselearn.com, www.enursescribe.com, www.knowingmore.com
  8. by   jenrninmi
    We did this also. 1st semester was learning how to take a hx and perform an assessment and we did it on an elderly person.
  9. by   Altra
    We did this as well, before starting clinicals. The experience served its purpose well - for many of us it was the first time we "played the role" of a nurse and it was very valuable to have that first experience in asking questions, listening actively, and to begin to see the inter-relatedness of various medical and psychological aspects of care.
  10. by   wonderbee
    We call it our "well elder" assignment.
  11. by   GPatty
    I didn't know there was an actual name for it, but we did that in LPN classes with a classmate.
    And here all this time I thought it was just for practice! LOL!
    Good Luck!
    Julie

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