Neuro check skills - skills fair help please

  1. As part of my final semester, I will be teaching neuro check skills to 1st and 2nd semester nursing students at a skills fair next month. Has anyone done something similar? I'm thinking of using a game format, something like Wheel of Fortune, but using clues, such as "What is often the first indication of a potential problem with your patient's status?" (the answer is LOC).

    If anyone has any suggestions to throw my way, I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks!
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  3. by   Daytonite
    Hi, Pbelle!

    Are you also looking for material on what to include with neuro assessment? I wasn't quite clear on that?
  4. by   Pbelle
    Hey Daytonite! I have the material, I'm looking for suggestions on how to teach it to these students. I had the thought of doing a "Deal or No Deal"-type setup, so I could ask questions like "your patient was A&O x3 when you assessed them this morning. Now they're addressing you as Aunt Martha two hours later. What is this a sign of?" (Answer, change in LOC).

    Along those lines. Thanks for your help!
  5. by   Pbelle
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  6. by   sorithickulous
    I have always enjoyed jeopardy type games...for example...(you) Generally the first thing that happens when a patient is experiencing neurological problems...(them) What is LOC changes? Or something similar. This may be a little harder for the students depending on the material you wish to present. Or you could do a timed type game where you do teams (or individuals) and see who can answer the most questions correctly in the shortest amount of time. Just a thought...Good luck!

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