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3 Smart Attack Oral Presentation

  1. 1. Heart Attack SMART Attack Oral Presentation<br />NURS 451 – Clinical Management of Adult Health Nursing III<br />Purpose of Assignment<br />The purpose of this assignment is to utilize public speaking skills to deliver a professional presentation to an audience of peers and/or health care professionals. The student groups will be assigned a topic related to the specific unit on which the clinical group worked. The students will utilize knowledge from the applied sciences, nursing research, applicable Standards of Practice and principles of adult learning to facilitate the presentation.<br />Student Approach to Assignment<br />My group members and I chose to do our presentation based on a need of the emergency room at our hospital. Two of us had cared for female patients in either an ICU or step-down bed who had come to the hospital with a myocardial infarction (MI) and were misdiagnosed. We developed an acronym and catch phrase that we based our presentation and teaching on called, “Heart attack, SMART attack” which described the things to check for when evaluating a patient for an MI.<br />Reason for Inclusion of this Assignment in the Portfolio<br />I chose this senior-level oral presentation as I believe that it accentuates my creativity and ability to present information to both healthcare providers and patients in a way that is concise, easily remembered and appropriate to both level of knowledge. The following program objectives are highlighted in this presentation:<br />Critical Thinking<br />Engages in creative problem solving<br />After several patients had been misdiagnosed during their emergency room visit, we felt there was a need for a quick, reliable, and accurate way for healthcare workers to quickly get an initial idea of whether the pains a patient is having are heart-related or related to something else. Our acronym of “SMART” is easy to remember and a fast screening tool.<br />Communication<br />Expresses oneself and communicates effectively with diverse groups and disciplines using a variety of media in a variety of contexts<br />This oral power point presentation was given in front of a group of other nursing students and our instructors as a clinical assignment. Handouts were created for our classmates with the SMART attack mnemonic and a roll of Smarties candy. A poster and handouts were also given to the staff in the emergency room that we were in during clinical as well as in a patient area for their access.<br />Accesses and utilizes data and information from a wide range of sources to enhance patient and professional communication. <br />The information for this assignment was gained initially from our experiences in the emergency room. We also used knowledge that we had gained from our textbooks as well as research articles to complete the assignment. This information was used for both patient and professional communication as we provided handouts to our peers, other healthcare providers and the patients at this local hospital. <br />Teaching<br />Provides relevant and sensitive health education information and counseling to patients, and families in a variety of situational settings<br />We used this assignment to relay information to patients and their families through handouts in the emergency room at the hospital we were working with. By educating the patients coming in through these handouts, they were able to discover the differences in signs and symptoms of heart attacks between men and women. Also, we educated the patients we cared for who inspired this project and their families about this same difference as well as ways that they can reduce their risk factors for a subsequent heart attack and decrease coronary disease. <br />Uses information technologies and other appropriate methods to communicate health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention across the lifespan<br />The presentation included information about modifiable risk factors for heart disease for both men and women and information about risks for not being treated right away. It discussed ways to lower your risk factors such as reducing blood pressure and/or weight. The presentation also contained information as to the “Hollywood” heart attack symptoms as well as more symptoms that are often different between the genders. <br />Research<br />Shares research findings with colleagues<br />Much research was done to put this presentation together. All of this research was shared throughout the presentation with our classmates who received copies of the handouts and a brief synopsis of the research studies we used. <br />Culture<br />Articulates an understanding of how human behavior is affected by culture, race, religion, gender, lifestyle, and age <br />This presentation is focused mainly on the signs and symptoms that women experience and how they differ from those that men experience. MI pain is experience in different locations and in different ways such as nausea and exhaustion, between the genders. The difference opens up a risk of women being misdiagnosed with gastrointestinal problems when they are truly experiencing an MI<br />