Project? Ughhhh

  1. Hi All! I have not been here in about a year! Can you believe that? :-) I have been busy,busy with school and family (hubby and 2 small boys). I am in my last semester of an ADN program and am swamped with projects. I would like to ask for some suggestions if that is OK? I have to do a Community Teaching Project and I thought something easy. My mind is just blank. I was thinking maybe Nutrition/Food pyramid, but not sure. My proposal must have my own personal learning objectives. Duh......blank! If you have any ideas for me, I would gladly appreciate it! Thanks!
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  3. by   jenrninmi
    Don't you just love the projects?! I'm right there with you! Good luck! Mine is in short about nutritions for pregnant teens. Someone's doing a food pyramid, another is doing sources to get food etc, and mine is on tips about eating while pregnant. This is all in one project. Good luck! This semester will be over before we know it!
  4. by   HyperRNRachel
    If I remember correctly the food Nutrition/Food pyramid has just been re-defined, so I think that would be a great idea !
  5. by   Arkhunter
    Thanks for the encouraging words! :-) Sometimes just hearing something encouraging or that someone is in the same boat eases the stress level! Thanks again! ~~ Smiles
  6. by   hippienurse
    I heard someone who did a teaching to small children (kindergarten or first grade) on handwashing, she had a great time and it was a fun project!
  7. by   HyperRNRachel
    The childrens museum does an information cart on handwashing geared to teach children. They use glitter to mimic germs and have the kids put it on their hands then the kids have to wash it off. It helps the little one to understand the importance of proper handwashing.
    I just hate glitter. There is always that one little piece that shows up two weeks later and you cant seem to get it off no matter what you do.
  8. by   Arkhunter
    Quote from hippienurse
    I heard someone who did a teaching to small children (kindergarten or first grade) on handwashing, she had a great time and it was a fun project!
    I forgot to mention that my project has to Adult focused. I would have loved to have done this handwashing with some kids. It would have been very convenient to do also since I have a first grader. Thanks! :-)
  9. by   Iluvhospice
    Quote from Arkhunter
    I forgot to mention that my project has to Adult focused. I would have loved to have done this handwashing with some kids. It would have been very convenient to do also since I have a first grader. Thanks! :-)
    For community health nursing class, our group did a project on folic acid for prevention of neural tube defects. There is a TON of information available about it - we even found a teaching project (no, we didn't plagiarize it) on the March of Dimes link and the CDC.

    If it sounds like you might be interested, I can probably find the information stored in my computer. (as a student, I never delete anything...:chuckle )

    Let me know - and good luck! Sarah (sarahrn2bATswbellDOTnet)
  10. by   Imafloat
    Quote from Arkhunter
    I forgot to mention that my project has to Adult focused. I would have loved to have done this handwashing with some kids. It would have been very convenient to do also since I have a first grader. Thanks! :-)
    I think you should do the adult handwashing. Have you ever noticed how many people don't wash their hands? You could get some agar plates and grow colonies of bacteria from the hands of people who don't wash after toileting, who don't wash after handling money, things like that. Adults don't realize the importance of hand washing.

    I cringe when I see people at school in the bathroom just rinsing their hands for a fraction of a second. I actually went to food services and complained about the food workers wearing their aprons in the bathrooms and not washing their hands well.
  11. by   Arkhunter
    Quote from MyBSNin06
    I think you should do the adult handwashing. Have you ever noticed how many people don't wash their hands? You could get some agar plates and grow colonies of bacteria from the hands of people who don't wash after toileting, who don't wash after handling money, things like that. Adults don't realize the importance of hand washing.

    I cringe when I see people at school in the bathroom just rinsing their hands for a fraction of a second. I actually went to food services and complained about the food workers wearing their aprons in the bathrooms and not washing their hands well.
    You are soooooooooo right! I have seen students who were trying to get into the nursing program and they have left the bathroom without even the rinsing factor! Yuck! I thought I hope they learn to wash before they become nurses. I hate to think about what happens in restaurants, but I loooove to eat out. :-)
  12. by   akcarmean
    I think that talking to kindergarters and 1st graders about the food pyrmids and handwashing both would be a great project. I am sure the schools would love to have you. After working at a school and see the number of small kids going to the bathroom and not washing their hands yuck!! Just remember keep it simple, short, and some example like a little of each food group to try and practice handwashing. They lose attention quickly so simple and short is the way to go but very good education.


    Angie
  13. by   Arkhunter
    Quote from SarahRN2B
    For community health nursing class, our group did a project on folic acid for prevention of neural tube defects. There is a TON of information available about it - we even found a teaching project (no, we didn't plagiarize it) on the March of Dimes link and the CDC.

    If it sounds like you might be interested, I can probably find the information stored in my computer. (as a student, I never delete anything...:chuckle )

    Let me know - and good luck! Sarah (sarahrn2bATswbellDOTnet)
    Thanks so much for the help! My instructor does not want it geared towards maternity/ob, mainly just the adult side of it. I appreciate the offer though.
    I thought the food pyramid would be pretty simple but also people need to understand it. Then I totally agreed with everyone on the Imporatance of hand washing. Then I found an activity pyramid and a group that I may be able to teach to. Now, my next question is do you think I am going to find enough nursing references for exercise/activity pyramid to do my project on? They can only be nursing references. I feel like I am drowning all of a sudden. I thought my last semester would be a good one, I think I was wrong. I am still taking it step by step. :-)
  14. by   DDRN4me
    I do a handwashing project with the adults in the class i teach..actually a whole infection control class...talk about when a fly lands on your food, bacteria, viruses, etc then we go and do a handwashing exercise...using something called "glogerm" available from www.Brevis.com, they love the class and talk about it for weeks afterward. Pm me if you need more info. Mary

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