Teaching Strategies For A Patient With Post Operative Wound Infection

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In today`s dynamic health care, in order to provide high quality and safe care to the patients, the nurses require increased levels of critical thinking, clinical judgment, and decision- making skills. Hence, the nurse educators should employ teaching strategies that promote critical thinking and clinical judgment skills (Hughes, 2008). When determining teaching strategies for student learning experiences the instructor must consider the content, curriculum, course, and unit objectives, feasibility of the technique, time available, strength of the class, room size, the required equipment availability, students` learning style, and the money cost of both the teacher and the student (Billings & Halstead, 2012). The use of simulation and case study are the two different teaching strategies chosen for the care of a patient with post-operative wound infection.
Simulation is a technique by which the learners are exposed to real-life scenarios in a safe, context-rich experiential learning environment (National League for Nursing [NLN], 2015). Whereas, using a case study the learners can apply the didactic content and theory to a real life situation and conduct an in-depth analysis (Billings & Halstead, 2012).
Effectiveness of Simulation in Nursing Education
Simulation has been recognized as one of the standard teaching strategies in nursing education and it also enables learning and evaluation of patient care (NLN, 2015). Simulation not only promotes active learning but also
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