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jorla9903 has 1 years experience .

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Hello! I am hoping that someone reads this and can help me! I have a presentation that is due in April and my topic is cardiac, I chose to center it around congestive heart failure.

It is worth 20% of my grade so it is really important. It has to be 40 minutes long!

My instructor said she wants it to be interactive, she does not want us going up there and talking for the whole time.

I am so lost because for one I get so so nervous in front of people and for two which is why i am on here, is that I am so not creative in any way! So if I could get all the help I can would be so great!!!!

I figured I'd do a 5 minute powerpoint presentation in the beginning and a quiz at the end, but the middle is totally blank!! I want to find some creative ways to engage the audience and have it really be creative and fun and help them learn about CHF too.

Please any suggestions!!!

Games, case studies...etc i don't know!!! Maybe you've seen in class or are a professor and taught in class and really know some neat ways for me to do this. Anything will help!!

thanks in advance!!

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Keri8680 has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Cardiology/Telemetry.

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Maybe type up an information sheet for one half of the class on Left Sided Failure with a bunch of questions that pertain to the information sheet, and do the same for Right sided failure for the other half of the class. Maybe give them about ten mins to work on the questions, then you go over both sheets in front of the class so both groups learn about left/right sided failure.

That way it would interact the students and they wouldn't sit there with you lecturing the entire time.

Questions that would be good: Signs/symptoms, treatments/medications

Or type up a case study for Left sided failure and one for right sided failure and have them answer the questions pertaining to their case study.

Then all go over them both together.

Hope this gives you a few ideas.

Oh and make sure you take time for questions... you could give a couple good questions to friends you have in the class ahead of time (and you've prepared the answers ahead of time) that way it makes u look incredibly well prepared in front of the instructor :)

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There are some "Jeopardy" style Powerpoint presentations that you can get and all you do is fill in your questions and answers. It is super simple and it becomes a really neat game. You can do boys against girls, older against younger, whatever you like. Have some super simple prizes, maybe talk to bookstore and get some pencils or something, or call local fast food places get a gift card or something for free fries with lunch.

Anyways, you would be teaching while testing their knowledge. Teachers love when students are involved in the learning process.

GOOD LUCK

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The above is the link for the Jeopardy Powerpoint

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mercedesbattista has 6 years experience and specializes in ICU, Heart/Lung transplant.

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Does the lab have props you can use? My last power point was about breast cancer so we had some play breast with lumps in them from our nursing lab.

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pharmgirl specializes in ER, ICU, Medsurg.

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Have two of your classmates pretend to be Right sided heart failure and the other Left sided heart failure. When you give them the clue, have them stand up and start dramatizing the disease, while you are encouraging the class to "diagnose" them.

Find some heart candies to throw to people in the class that answer questions correctly.

Prepare note cards with 1 symptom on each card. Then prepare note cards with 1 reason on each card. Hand them out to the class radomly where everyone gets one card. Have them find their "match". Depending on the number of people in your class, you could have 5 cards that say right-sided heart failure and 5 people that say left sided heart failure. The rest of the class each have a card with a symptom on it. Based on their symptom they need to find their group. Or, you could do a card for symptom/cause. For instance one card could say "congestion" and their match could say "due to blood backing up into other areas of the body". You get the idea.

Good Luck.....!!

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Play Who wants to be a cardiac nurseaire, make a certificate on the computer to bring for the winner. Have video questions like they do on Jeopardy.

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