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1 Module 5 Study Techniques 3

2 Study Groups How to “teach” Studying for Specialty Nursing

3 What is your nursing class more like? A.We tend to work together, support each other, and share resources. We’re a lot like a team. B.We tend to work independently, and keep to ourselves. We’re pretty competitive with each other.

4 How are most study groups formed? Do you use study groups? Do you like study groups?

5 Chatty Other students have poor study habits “Slackers” take advantage of hard workers Personal preference is to study alone Work with multiple schedules Other students focus on wrong information

6 Other students have good study habits Quiz each other Correct each other Teach each other Personal preference for group study Emotional Support! – Encouragement – Venting – Reassurance that you’re NOT crazy!

7 Requires planning Identify a study group that seems to work Who would you rather study with? – “I really suck at nursing, can I join your group so I can get more help?” – “I’m looking for a great study group where I can really be challenged to understand the material in a deeper way…could I join your group for a meeting and try it out?”

8 Requires planning Identify 3-4 classmates who are doing well

9 Requires planning Identify3-4 classmates to work with – Are doing well (good grades, understand material) – Are not annoying – Gift for teaching/explaining – Kind – Patient – Dependable/Reliable – Not overwhelmed/overworked (i.e. they have some time) – Make you feel GOOD about yourself!

10 Identify 1-2 times/locations to meet – On-campus or off? – Home or public location? – During school day? Lunch break? – In evening? – On days off from class?

11 Invite them! – Make it clear that it will cover “Topic X” – It’s a one time meeting…no long-term commitment If it goes well, schedule another meeting at end of first session (BEFORE everyone leaves) – Discuss required preparation, if necessary

12 First study group: – Come prepared! – Provide snacks/drinks (if appropriate) – Stick to “assigned” topic as much as possible – Bring appropriate resources – Minimize venting/complaining

13 “I can’t contribute much” – Would you want to work with someone who has that attitude? Letting others control your time Not being the kind of student you would want to work with

14 “Fake it until you Make it” – Use confident language Keep it casual Be purposeful about practicing teaching in study group – Plan it into group study time Pick one classmate friend Imagine talking to a patient How could I relate this to something my “student” already knows? Be creative!

15 diphenhydramine (Benadryl) – What have you felt like when you’ve taken it in the past? – Anti-histamine Used for allergy sx, rhinitis, sleeping, cough suppression, anaphylaxis – Also has anti-cholinergic effects Used for antiparkinsonism, motion sickness

16 Overlapping Anti-histamine AND anti- cholinergic effects? Dries you out! – Dry eyes, mouth – Urine retention – Constipation So what are some effects of atropine? – Hint: Need to have memorized that atropine is an anti-cholinergic

17 Can’t See, Can Spit, Can’t Pee, Can’t Sh*t

18 1.Identify the Classification 2.Recall the Prototype 3.Apply Characteristics to new medication 4.Answer the Question!

19 Stomach is like a juice box. It might spill if: – You squeeze it Bend over, sit down, get pregnant, gain weight – Overfill it Eat/Drink too much – Tip it sideways (or upside down) Lying down, standing on head…gravity! – Cause the ‘straw’ to be weak Caffeine relaxes cardiac sphincter Late pregnancy hormones relax cardiac sphincter Combining multiple factors increases the risk of “spilling!”

20 How to prevent a “spill” from the stomach? – Don’t squeeze it Remain upright Lose weight Don’t get pregnant – Don’t overfill it Eat/Drink smaller servings more frequently – Don’t tip it sideways (or upside down) Remain upright, take a walk – Don’t cause the ‘outlet’ to be weak Avoid caffeine Give birth… Eliminate or decrease as many factors as possible!

21 Normal function: – Insulin is bouncer at a club – Cell is the club – Blood stream is the streets of the city – Glucose is the person “out on the town”

22 Normal function: – Glucose wants to get out of the streets and into the club to dance – Insulin knows the club (cell) wants more of that kind of dancer, so it opens the door and lets glucose in – Yay! The club is filled with dancers, makes lots of money, and is rockin’ all night long!

23 But in Diabetes Mellitus: – Insulin is bouncer at a club, but he’s hard of hearing – Glucose wants to get out of the streets and into the club to dance – Insulin knows the club (cell) wants more of that kind of dancer, but doesn’t hear the glucose asking to come in – Oh no! The glucose hangs out in the street, starts a gang, and causes lots of trouble around the city (body) The club stays empty, doesn’t make any money, and eventually goes out of business (dies).

24 Explain using what you (and others) already know – Medical – Non-medical Be silly Be creative Think about it ahead of time, if explaining to others Say it out loud – Even if you’re by yourself Be confident! Think about it a lot Practice

25 A nurse admits a seven year-old to the emergency room after a leg injury. The x-rays show a femur fracture near the epiphysis. The parents ask what will be the outcome of this injury. The appropriate response by the nurse should be which of theses statements? A.The injury is expected to heal quickly because of thin periosteum. B.In some instances the result is a retarded bone growth. C.Bone growth is stimulated in the affected leg as therapy is initiated. D.This type of injury shows more rapid union than that of younger children. (Taken from “Question of the Week” Widget at

26 A nurse admits a seven year-old to the emergency room after a leg injury. The x-rays show a femur fracture near the epiphysis. The parents ask what will be the outcome of this injury. The appropriate response by the nurse should be which of theses statements? A.The injury is expected to heal quickly because of thin periosteum. B.In some instances the result is a retarded bone growth. C.Bone growth is stimulated in the affected leg as therapy is initiated. D.This type of injury shows more rapid union than that of younger children. (Taken from “Question of the Week” Widget at


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