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Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix. NOTE (Feb 2018): Several broken video links have been identified in this book. We are currently working to resolve this issue.
Health Case Studies
Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Associated with each case is a set of specific learning objectives to support learning and facilitate educational strategies and evaluation. The case studies can be used online in a learning management system, in a classroom discussion, in a printed course pack or as part of a textbook created by the instructor. This flexibility is intentional and allows the educator to choose how best to convey the concepts presented in each case to the learner. Because these case studies were primarily developed for an electronic healthcare system, they are based predominantly in an acute healthcare setting. Educators can augment each case study to include primary healthcare settings, outpatient clinics, assisted living environments, and other contexts as relevant.
Nursing Skills Videos
Nursing Skills Videos produced by BCIT as part of the Health OER project. Contains the following videos: Newborn Bath Demonstration -- Post Operative Head To To Assessment -- Pediatric Post Surgical Assessment -- Post Partum Assessment -- IV Medication Administration -- Airway Medication Administration., Peer reviewed
Nursing Virtual Case Studies
These learner paced, interactive virtual branching case studies aim to help learners develop their noticing and clinical judgment skills. Each case study is designed to work with a specific level of learner (novice to advanced) and uses a variety of resources to help learners prepare for the experience and reflect on their actions. Concepts of patient-centered care, communication, safety and health and illness are used to demonstrate how care is provided in a variety of health care settings across the lifespan (community and acute care)., Peer reviewed, Community nursing
Plant Anatomy and Morphology Image Libraries
Plant anatomy and morphology image libraries (with learning assessments), Carol Wenzel and Horton Lai (student), Instructions for use: Download image plates (PDF, PPT) or individual images. Type of Learning Object: Labelled image plates.