Ideas for 10 min staff mtg inservice

  1. Hi Everyone!

    I am looking for a FUN :hatparty:10 min inservice for a staff meeting. Any ideas?
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  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Please narrow it down. What is it, you would like to teach?
  4. by   palesarah
    an ice cream sundae bar wouldn't count as an inservice, would it? :chuckle

    oops... I posted too quickly, had to come back and edit to finish... we've had a few quickie inservices during staff meetings, mostly on new forms/paperwork or equipment like new bili lights, bili blanket,new hearing test machine... nothing fun though. An ice cream sundae bar would have been much more fun
    Last edit by palesarah on Mar 9, '05
  5. by   FrumDoula
    Quote from mfshirk
    Hi Everyone!

    I am looking for a FUN :hatparty:10 min inservice for a staff meeting. Any ideas?
    What about "10 Things a Busy Nurse can do in One Minute to help a Laboring Mother"?

    A know a doula who gave this lecture to residents, and those residents who used it got rave reviews from their patients.

    Or perhaps taking 10 minutes to educate about what it would take the make the hospital Mother-Baby Friendly?

    Or Five Ways to Use a Birth Ball?

    Have fun - and I think the ice cream bar is such an excellent idea! I always used to bring food for the nurses as a doula, which they loved. Until everyone went low carb, and donuts/bagels went out of style. I'm not bringin' in steaks for all the RN's!

    Alison
  6. by   mfshirk
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    Please narrow it down. What is it, you would like to teach?
    Just anything informal and fun- we've already had how to draw a PKU and a nurses's role in shoulder dystocia. I wanted to do something off the cuff- just something to loosen the crowd after a staff meeting. I have a few ideas that are the typical inservice info to fall back on, but with all of you guys out there, I'm sure to find something different!

    Thanks!
  7. by   mfshirk
    [QUOTE=palesarah]an ice cream sundae bar wouldn't count as an inservice, would it? :chuckle

    Love the ice cream!
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    We have an NNP who comes in and gives 10 minute "Nursery Blurbs" covering anything from STABLE/NRP review to blood sugar/rule-out sepsis protocols, dystocia drills, etc., and the latest news in newborn nursing. Do you have a resource like that? She is a wonderful teacher and is VERY good about keeping her sessions "short and sweet' as well as memorable.
  9. by   mfshirk
    [QUOTE=FrumDoula]What about "10 Things a Busy Nurse can do in One Minute to help a Laboring Mother"?

    A know a doula who gave this lecture to residents, and those residents who used it got rave reviews from their patients.

    Allison,

    I've searched all over the web- is there an actual list of 10 Things a busy....? If there is, could you forward it to me? If not, I'll research some more.

    Thanks for your reply!
    ps- I won't be serving steaks either!
  10. by   mfshirk
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    We have an NNP who comes in and gives 10 minute "Nursery Blurbs" covering anything from STABLE/NRP review to blood sugar/rule-out sepsis protocols, dystocia drills, etc., and the latest news in newborn nursing. Do you have a resource like that? She is a wonderful teacher and is VERY good about keeping her sessions "short and sweet' as well as memorable.
    Ahh- these are good ideas! Especially the rule out sepsis. Someone's always trying to find the formula for the IT ratio! Unfortunately, we do not have a resource like yours. She sounds marvelous!

    Thanks for your help!
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Yes, it seems nursery protocols/procedures stump L and D nurses the most. For those who have LDRP and have to function in the nursery, it is CRITICAL they understand these things.

    You COULD have a simple blurb on how to :

    read CBCs and understand trends---one CBC is rarely diagnostic of infection, and you need to look at TRENDS in i/t ratios.....You can get a STABLE text and teach on this ONE thing in 10 minutes.

    Interpret sugars, why a VERY HIGH sugar level is indicative of stress and needs to be watched, etc.

    Or you can break down STABLE into its components e.g. Sugars, Temps, etc, and teach those over several meetings. Often, broken down, people digest things better.

    You COULD have a dystocia drill. That is easily done in 10 minutes but is SO CRITICAL to drum into our heads. Really, esp for new nurses, do they KNOW w/o having to stop and think, what to do in the case of a severe dystocia?????

    Have your LC (if you have one) discuss a few Breastfeeding facts, perhaps, that maybe the L/D nurses don't know.....'

    Do your L/D nurses know what malignant hyperthermia is (related to anesthesia)? If not, you should give a talk on this. It's rare but so serious and minutes/seconds count in knowing what to do about it!

    There are many things you can discuss.

    You COULD even review a potential for disaster, such as if you live in a Tornado-prone area, review what is to be done in the case of a tornado/flood/severe storm/power outages, etc. (now is tornado season in the Alley). We DID Have a tornado some years back where I work, and I had the fun job of moving babies and moms to windowless hallways to wait it out. IT never hurts to go over these things here and there, and can easily be reviewed in 5 minutes.

    HTH!!!!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Mar 14, '05
  12. by   FrumDoula
    [QUOTE=mfshirk]
    Quote from FrumDoula
    What about "10 Things a Busy Nurse can do in One Minute to help a Laboring Mother"?

    A know a doula who gave this lecture to residents, and those residents who used it got rave reviews from their patients.

    Allison,

    I've searched all over the web- is there an actual list of 10 Things a busy....? If there is, could you forward it to me? If not, I'll research some more.

    Thanks for your reply!
    ps- I won't be serving steaks either!
    Hi -

    I'll speak with my mentor about it. They're actually REALLY simple, basic nursing principles - a cool washcloth, remembering to touch the MOM instead of just the machines. Stuff like that. When OB nursing gets so high tech (I'm not sure how much technology your floor integrates on a daily basis), sometimes people forget there's a woman and a baby there!

    I'll try and contact her today and get back to you shortly.

    Thanks,
    Alison
  13. by   jvcrn


    How about nurses giving each other 10 minute hand massages. They will see how relaxing this simple technique is and how easily they can pass it on to patient's/families during the stress of labor/blues etc..
    Quote from mfshirk
    Just anything informal and fun- we've already had how to draw a PKU and a nurses's role in shoulder dystocia. I wanted to do something off the cuff- just something to loosen the crowd after a staff meeting. I have a few ideas that are the typical inservice info to fall back on, but with all of you guys out there, I'm sure to find something different!

    Thanks!
  14. by   imenid37
    Reflexology points for pain relief for labouring moms.

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