Jenny Roye

Sepsis: An Unfolding Case Study


Jenny Roye, MSN, RN
Assistant Director of Curriculum and Technology Integration Program Manager Off Campus
BSN Program, UTA College of Nursing and Health Innovation, UT Arlington

Purpose: Since I teach in the online environment, there are limited opportunities to provide synchronous learning. In Nursing, simulation is a very good way to solidify content and assess understanding of the concepts presented. Synchronous simulation is almost impossible. Using the unfolding case study, I can provide a smaller number of students the opportunity to interact with the instructor, each other, and the content in order to achieve a positive outcome, in this case, with a septic patient. Even though it is not true simulation in its current state, it could be adapted to provide a manikin based video simulation that would be completed synchronously.

Method: I will be using Blackboard Collaborate. Each session will be limited to 10 students. The session will be 1 hour long, which includes the case study, along with debriefing. There will be pre reading (which is included in the reading assignment for the week). As we move more towards a competency based curriculum, I envision this module/case study as an assessment to determine mastery of the concept of sepsis. In order for that to be, there would be a pretest /posttest given as well.

Assessment: Successful completion of the case study, along with productive and participative debriefing will be the initial assessment. As mentioned above, if used to content mastery competency evaluation, there would be a pretest/posttest as well.

Results: will be implemented in the summer 2016 NURS 4431 course. Student evaluation to foll