Student Name: Dave Jay S. Manriquez Date: August 21, 2016
Instructor Name: Asal Makhmour
TEACHING AND LEARNING ASSIGNMENT REFLECTION
1. What principles of teaching and learning were applied? What worked, what didn’t?
I asked the patients’ what are their preferences in learning and both of them have the same
style of learning, they are both visual and auditory learners. So, I told them that I will be teaching
them the steps on how to use the Dalteparin Injection to themselves. What worked is that I have
the materials to use to demonstrate to them correctly the proper way of injecting themselves. I have
the pamphlet and the Dalteparin kit provided by the hospital. I have also the actual medication to
show to the patients’, so it is just easy for me to show to them the proper way of injecting
themselves. I also show to them the areas in there body where they can inject the medication and
it seems that they understanding and they know what to do if they apply the injection to themselves.
For me what did not worked well when F.S. tried to inject himself with Dalteparin and he forget
to follow one step which is to stabilize the syringe after poking himself with the needle before
pressing the plunger, but what he did after poking, he just immediately press the plunger. With
that action of him there might be a possibility that the medication is not properly administer or
there will be wastage. On the other hand, M.E. was able to follow my teaching and hopefully he
will be able to administer the Dalteparin successfully or he can ask someone to do it to him just
relaying the information I shared to him about the medication.
2. What adaptations did you make based on the client’s individuality, culture and diversity?
Both of my patients’ are Caucasian as their race. They are more open and understanding to
any teaching as long as it will do something good to them. I have no problem in adjusting because
I am already familiar with the Caucasian attitude. What it is important to them is that you value
and respect their time. They want also to have their space for privacy. So, what I did before doing
the teaching I asked them if this is the perfect time for me to do the teaching, if they said yes I can
go with it, but if they said no, I ask them what the appropriate time for me to do the teaching. I am
making sure that they are in there best moment, and they are comfortable so that when I teach them
they will be able to grasp what I have said. What is important for me is that they understand and
will be able to inject themselves with Dalteparin confidently.
3. Were these adaptations appropriate and successful? If not, how could they be improved?
Since my culture is influence mostly by the western culture I don’t have really to adapt that
much in preparing for my teaching. As long I asked permission to my patients’ and they agree to
it that they want to hear about the teaching then I’m good in proceeding with my agenda. Off
course I prepared myself by reading the pamphlet that I gave to the patient. Before going in to do
the teaching, I had rehearsal with my fellow colleague with my instructor listening around just to
perfect and be given with some important points. What I learned with that discussion is that I need
to be direct in giving the information, no more flowery words or biting around the bush, just go
directly to what I want them to learn to reduce confusion or prevent them from being bombarded
with information. I think I did well, if there is something to improve on maybe giving myself more
time to prepare and do more rehearsal just to perfect what I will going to say to the patients.
4. How did your client respond to your teaching?
Both of my patients’ are so thankful at the end of my teaching. F.S. and M.E. told me after
I did my teaching to them that I am doing a great job, that they learn about the medication and how
to inject the medication to themselves. They told me that I am so clear in explaining the steps of
injecting Dalteparin and they learn from it. Hopefully they will be successful in administering the
medication once they are at home.
5. What were your feelings as you planned and implemented this teaching?
Usually I get nervous when I am teaching someone especially an instructor is listening to
what I am saying but during this time I don’t know why I am so confident in reinforcing
information to my assigned patients about Dalteparin Injection. Maybe I felt comfortable with
them because I already chatted and inform them that I will be doing a teaching about Dalteparin,
and also, I can see from them that they are willing to listen and excited. I only prepared for one
teaching but since my two assigned patient has almost same situation that they undergone
abdominal surgery and they will be injecting themselves with Dalteparin when they get home, I
just seized the opportunity to teach them both. At the end, I felt so satisfied because not only I
teach them how to inject themselves and reinforce their knowledge about the use of the medication,
one of the patient almost successfully injected himself with the medication, and that’s for me is
already a great achievement. I feel happy because for me if I help someone just giving pertinent
information is already a big deal, knowing that I am able to help change someone life for the better.