Develop a Variety of Skills Needed for the Medical-Surgical Environment
Our concentrated collection of virtual clinicals focus on building the combination of leadership and technical skills that are so vital in surgical departments. Through the unique tools included that are related to med-surg, we provide information on the growing trend of Telehealth™ after surgery as well as the skills associated with building strong team dynamics and prioritizing care in multiple settings. Finally, we provide authentic scenarios wherein participants step into the role of Charge Nurse, focusing on the details of patient management as well as delegating to nurses depending on the nurse’s experience, record of efficiency and overall caseload.
Nursing Quality Indicators®
In the med-surg environment, nurses need a variety of skills that equip them to manage patients, prioritize care, delegate to other nurses and more. Nursing Quality Indicators is a virtual clinical that provides the learner background on 10 different patients and an electronic medical record, test results and imaging for each and has them evaluate the patients. In doing so, they build knowledge, skills and confidence needed in the medical-surgical setting.
Patient Management and Delegation®
There are a variety of vital skills that nurses need in the medical-surgical environment. Patient Management and Delegation helps nurses and nursing students build such skills by having them step into the role of charge nurse. They practice their clinical judgment and decision-making skills by setting acuities, scheduling, delegating and prioritizing patient care.
Medical-surgical nursing requires collaboration, communication and teamwork. The Interprofessional Teams virtual clinical fosters just that, having learners act as lead nurses who assess a patient and hone therapeutic communication techniques, then select five appropriate interprofessional team members to further manage and evaluate the patient.
Telehealth – Medical-Surgical Novice allows learners to meet three patients ranging from 46 to 74 years old who exhibit symptoms of chronic heart failure, hypertension, COPD, type 2 diabetes, and more. This virtual clinical allows students to interpret alerts to provide care and education to these types of patients using electronic data and telecommunications technology.
Prioritization of Care®
In the medical-surgical environment, nurses must make intervention selection decisions about care and priorities. Many of our Prioritization of Care virtual scenarios present learners with medical-surgical patients with different critical conditions. Learners use clinical judgment skills to decide how to prioritize care for patients with different symptoms.