Drawing up medication into a syringe – 1.5mL Lesson Plan
|Course:||Duration: 2 hours|
|Subject Unit:||Level: 4|
|Target audience: Undergraduate Nursing students|
|Topic: Drawing up medication into a syringe – 1.5mL|
|Aim of the Lesson: To teach and illustrate to learners drawing up of medication into a syringe.|
At the end of the class, the nursing students should be able to;
Whiteboard, a work sheet, PowerPoint presentation & memory stick, copy of PowerPoint as hand-out, Computer and projector, 1.5ml syringe and needle of appropriate size, alcohol swabs, sample medication order and medication, gloves and sharps disposal container.
A clean work area preferably in a Lab
Evaluation of the students during Simulation and illustration of the procedure for loading up a syringe with medication, tutor observation, assignments on safety procedures.
|Addressing learner needs
Different learning styles, Visual- PowerPoint presentation and hand-outs, auditory- listening & speaking in group and whole class discussion.
Communication- speaking and listening in group discussions and class discussions, analysing situations through human simulation
|Time (2 hours)||Content & Teacher Activity||Student Activity||Resources|
|14:00||· Pairing of students
· Recap on the aims and objectives of the course
|Help each other in re-examining course aims and objectives||Course outline|
|14:05||· Inform the students on the aim of the session
· Explain how the lesson will be monitored and expectations
|Watching and listening||PowerPoint and hand-outs|
|14:10||· In a whole class discussion, look through the 8 rights of medication administration.||Explain to others each of the 8 rights and their significance
Listen, ask and answer questions.
|14:25||· Explain the safety procedures on handling syringes in the healthcare setting (Kelli, 2013).||Listening & watching and answering questions||PowerPoint & hand-outs|
|14:30||· Simulation of a proper aseptic technique, checking medication, preparation of needle and filling up of syringe (Harris et al., 2014).
· Illustration of the passive recapping using the one handed scoop technique as well as sharps disposal (Dolan et al., 2016)
|Listening & watching, & answering questions||Work area, 1.5ml syringe and needle of appropriate size, alcohol swabs, sample medication order and medication, gloves and sharps disposal container, PowerPoint presentation, hand-out|
|14:45||· Discussion of the process in pairs and identification of the areas they have understood and where they need more elaboration.
· Monitor work
|Working in groups using hand-outs to discuss the procedure||PowerPoint hand-out|
|14:50||· Feedback from each pair on the specific parts of the procedure that they need further illustration and the areas they are adept with.||Feedback||PowerPoint|
|14:55||· Guide pairs in the procedure using the hand-out, and PowerPoint hand-outs.
· Monitor and support work
|Practical application of the procedure of drawing up medication and disposal of sharps||PowerPoint , hand-out|
|15:35||· Feedback- questions and issues||Reflect on the process, give feedback and ask questions||PowerPoint, hand-outs|
|15:40||· Reflect on student processes
· Review objectives of the lesson
|Watch & Listen & Ask Questions||PowerPoint|
|15:45||· Go through assignment and clarify due date.||Watch & Listen & Ask Questions||Assignment Hand-out, PowerPoint|
|15:50||· Reflect on the lesson and ask each to write down what they have learnt and share it with three others after the class.||Discussion activity|
|15:55||· Next lesson we are going to look at the administration of injections, skin penetration, Injection routes, Injection sites and the standard injection procedure.
· Encourage learners to conduct prior research.
|Assignment Set: Provide an account of the safety precautions in the procedure of drawing up medication into a 1.5ml syringe.||Due date:||Comments:|
Dolan, S. A., Arias, K. M., Felizardo, G., Barnes, S., Kraska, S., Patrick, M., & Bumsted, A. (2016). APIC position paper: Safe injection, infusion, and medication vial practices in health care. American journal of infection control, 44(7), 750-757.
Harris, M. A., Pittiglio, L., Newton, S. E., & Moore, G. (2014). Using Simulation to Improve the Medication Administration Skills of Undergraduate Nursing Students. Nursing Education Perspectives (National League for Nursing), 35(1).
Kelli F. A. (2013). Survey of syringe and needle safety among student registered nurse anesthetists: are we making any progress?. AANA journal, 81(1), 37.