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Fall 09 392 clinical pages

Fall 09 392 clinical pages - GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR...

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GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR CLINICALS PREPARATION Clinical practice is based on all previously learned theory and skills. If you feel a lack of competence with previously learned skills, you will need to utilize the Learning Resource Center and/or Nursing Skills Lab. ATTENDANCE Students are expected to attend every day of clinical. If a day must be missed, the student should contact the clinical instructor prior to the time clinical starts. Students are responsible for contacting the clinical instructor to arrange for making up the clinical absence ( mandatory). An unsatisfactory clinical evaluation may result if these guidelines are not followed. GRADING and INDIVIDUAL CONFERENCES 1. Satisfactory-unsatisfactory will be used to grade clinical performance. Refer to the clinical evaluation tool for objectives. An overall grade of satisfactory must be achieved for the semester in order to successfully complete the course. 2. The clinical evaluation tool will be reviewed with each student at a conference scheduled at the end of each clinical rotation. The student’s personal copy of the objectives can be found in the appendix in this packet. 3. Other individual conferences can be scheduled at faculty or student request. CLINICAL GROUP CONFERENCES Pre-conference will be used to prepare you for the care to be given during the clinical day. Post-conference time is to be used for clinical problem-solving, sharing nursing experiences, and presentation of information which will increase clinical competence. You are expected to plan activities in order to be present for clinical post-conference time. Clinical Hours: 1
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Six hours per week are allocated for clinical experiences. Six hours per semester are dedicated to community mental health experiences. Each student is to choose two mental health community events to attend and hand in a written summary of these events. NSC 392 On-campus Clinical OBJECTIVES FOR ON-CAMPUS CLINICAL: UPON COMPLETION OF THIS UNIT THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO: (THERAPEUTIC MILIEU) 1. Explain therapeutic milieu, psychotherapeutic manager, and hierarchy of interpersonal skills. 2. Assess risk levels for psychiatric crises and plan nursing care for each level. 3. Assess risk levels for aggression and psychosis. 4. Assess risk factors for suicide. 5. Assess for sedative-hypnotic withdrawal. 6. Assess for opiate withdrawal. 7. Assess for medical emergencies and plan care. selected medication overdoses neuroleptic malignant syndrome anticholinergic crisis serotonin syndrome water intoxication (INTERACTIONS) 8. Differentiate between social and therapeutic relationships. 9. Develop strategies for communicating with persons with psychiatric illnesses. (NURSING CARE PLANNING) 10. Perform a mental status exam and a comprehensive nursing assessment.
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