Week Two

February 1, 2017

What you should do:

  1. Complete required reading before class as listed below
  2. Come to class on time
  3. Prepare your digital storytelling group contract (Due Friday, Feb 3). You may want to use the QSEN Teamwork and Collaboration guidelines to create a plan, model, outline, or guidelines for your group members. Consider the following:
      • Member strengths, limitations, and values
      • Team member roles and accountabilities
      • Communication style
      • Leadership style
      • Strategies for successful team functioning

Complete your project rules and guidelines. One group member should submit your completed guidelines under ‘Tests and Assignments’ in CI Learn.

Required Reading

Classroom Learning Activities

  • Test Plan and Article Review (Join Hypothesis)
  • Case Management Models Discussion
  • Vulnerable Populations Small Group Activity: UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations –  Select ‘Program Areas’ and ‘Diseases and Conditions’ Class Notes
  • 10:45 – 11:15 Guest from The Dream Foundation: Emily
  • Heart Exercise
  • Cardiovascular Lecture and Discussion
  • Introduction to Hemodynamics Lecture and Discussion


Heart Healthy?

Select one of the two options below to write about in your blog posts. If you are really motivated, feel free to do both!

  1. Sometime this week, pick a day to evaluate what you eat. Specifically look at the sodium intake and fat intake you have for one day. Imagine you were restricted of salt and fat intake – could you easily adjust ? Cardiac patients are required to be on a ‘Heart Healthy’ diet, which usually consists of low salt and low fat. Depending on the other comorbidities the patient has, additional restrictions may apply. Check out this site for more information.
  2. Find something new in cardiac health. This could be monitoring equipment, home care, surgical interventions, or medications. Anything specific to advancements in cardiac care. Write about it. Include an image or video. Don’t know how to include an image or video? Check out lynda.com, ask a friend, or send me an email. I love to hear what you find so I can learn what is new also!