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NURS1020 Learning Plan


Matthew Wouters
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Trent University

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Name: Matthew Wouters

Course Number: NURS 1020

Course Name: Clinical Practice Residential

Area of Practice: Long Term Care

Competency Category
(Indicate with a check which competency category this page refers to)
o Professional Responsibility
Knowledge-based Practice
Ethical Practice
Service to the Public
Self-Regulation
Goals
1. By the end of my placement at St. Josephs at Fleming on April 5th 2016, I would like to
have the ability to perform a transfer competently and safely on an immobile elderly
resident using a Hoyer lift from a bed to a wheelchair with the supervision of a personal
support worker.
2. By the end of placement at St. Josephs at Fleming on April 5th 2016, I want to be able to
have the proper nonverbal communication skills to effectively and respectfully
communicated with a nonverbal elderly resident when checking vital signs.
3. By the end of my placement at St. Josephs at Fleming on April 5th 2016, I want to be able
to effectively and safely perform a tub bath on a mobile resident with the supervision of a
personal support worker, while maintaining a professional demeanor and ensuring that
the resident is comfortable and feels respected during the process.
Activities, Necessary Resources and Timeframes to achieve my goal?
1. Hoyer lift Transfer
Observing transfers from a bed to a wheelchair on February 9th 2016
Have a personal support worker instruct me on how to perform a lift safely on an
elderly resident by applying the sling and operating the Hoyer lift by February
23rd 2016.
During the week of February 15th 2016, I will review proper lift and transfer
techniques using the visual aids and readings provided from the NURS 1000
course.
After February 23rd 2016, I will begin practicing using the Hoyer lift competently
with the supervision of a personal support worker
By March 8th 2016, I will confidently transfer a resident from a bed to a
wheelchair.
2. Nonverbal skills
On February 9th I will identify the residents that are nonverbal. I will also notify
the personal support workers and clinical instructor of my learning goal.
During the Week of February 15th 2016, I will review how to check vital signs on
patients using the skills learned in NURS 2550 lab. I will also find 2 scholarly

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Name: Matthew Wouters

Course Number: NURS 1020

Course Name: Clinical Practice Residential

Area of Practice: Long Term Care

articles that discuss nonverbal techniques nurses can use to check vital signs to
patients in a respectful way.
On February 23rd 2016, I will start practicing my nonverbal skills when taking
residents vital signs.
By March 22nd I will comfortably ask and check a residents vital signs using
nonverbal communication.
3. Tub Bath
Review proper bed bath techniques including peroneal care from the NURS 1000
course as the skills can be applied to a tub bath during the week of February 15th
2016.
Notify the personal support worker of my learning goals with regards to tub baths
Observe a tub bath performed by a personal support worker and make notes
pertaining to the order of the steps that take place in a tub bath.
Assist the personal support worker while having him/her critique my techniques
and giving me feedback by February 23rd 2016.
Perform a tub bath independently with the supervision of a personal support
worker by March 22nd 2016.

Evaluation
How will I know that I have achieved my goal?
1. Hoyer Lift Transfer
I will know that I performed a Hoyer lift transfer properly and safely through
feedback from the personal support worker or my clinical instructor.
I will also know if I performed the Hoyer lift transfer properly through feedback
from the resident if he or she is reporting feeling safe and comfortable during the
transfer.
2. Nonverbal Techniques for Vital Signs
I will know I have the proper nonverbal skills if the resident is reacting in a nonthreatened and comfortable manner towards me taking their vital signs as well as
displaying nonverbal cues in response to questions I am asking them.
I will also know if my nonverbal skills are appropriate through feedback from my
clinical instructor and the healthcare staff.
3. Tub Bath

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I will know I have accomplished this goal through feedback from the resident
pertaining to his or her comfort and my effectiveness
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Name: Matthew Wouters

Course Number: NURS 1020

Course Name: Clinical Practice Residential

Area of Practice: Long Term Care

I will also know I have accomplished my goal from my clinical instructor and
heath care staff feedback.

My learning plan addresses:


Self Reflection
Course Learning Objectives (1, 3, 4, 6)
o Consideration to previous evaluation
Cumulative and Appropriate for educational level

Signature: Matthew Wouters

Date: February 5, 2016