Part of Unit: Patient Examinations
Lesson Plan Overview / Details
This lesson will prepare the student to assist in patient examinations. The students will learn to prepare the exam room, take height, weight, head circumference of infants, conduct vision and auditory exams for a patient physical. For the assessment of this lesson students will bring in family members to act as their patients and family members will be able to provide feedback on their experience.
Length of time
- one class period
- 55 Minutes
California Career and Technical Education Standards
- HSMT.E.E1.1 Know the process for evaluating the ability of patients and clients to understan...
- HSMT.E.E1.2 Use appropriate communication strategies with patients and clients.
- HSMT.E.E1.3 Use appropriate responses to the health care needs of patients and clients.
California Academic Content Standards (Reinforced)
- ELA.9-10.R.CAGT.2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources through original analysis...3
Objectives and Goals
- The student will be able to prepare and and maintain an aseptic exam room for routine patient exams.
- The student will be able to effective communicate the goals and objectives of the exam to the patient.
- The student will accurate document results of the exam in a clinical record either hard copy or electronically.
Activities in this Lesson
- Have you had anything to eat or drink today? - Hooks / Set
This is the culminating lesson for this unit. Students will have already learned to take and record vital signs, heights, weights, visions and audiometric exams.
I have the students invite their parents to school for the class period (you can have them make formal invitations as an activity where they can practice business writing skills). If time allows I arrange for the use of the multipurpose room and the parents bring food (breakfast or lunch) to share with their child during a introductory or debriefing activity. Food is a great motivator to get parents and students together.
Prior to the event I have the students design the set up of the room taking into consideration traffic patterns and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. This gives the student practice with time management skills and improves their awareness of safety issues. I also have them create a check list of all items that need to be available for use. (Ask for volunteers to do a mock run through of the examination to ensure all equipment is accounted for).
- I will be your assistant today - Lab / Shop
Note: Please remember to notify administration that guest will be on campus for this event.
As visitors arrive they are asked to take a seat in our "waiting room". Many of the student have multiple guests come so their is always a patient for each student (occasionally some of the students may have to be patients for the day).
Students are given a progress sheet and asked to take a patient history, vital signs, height, weight and vision or hearing exam on their patient.
Patients are given an evaluation form to evaluate the performance of their assistant. I have had positive feedback from this activity from both student and parent. The extra bonus is that you have now created a better connection with the parent and parents seem to become more involved with their child's learning.
- Team meeting - Closure
If there is time it is best to have a debriefing with both students and parents, if not we conduct the debriefing the following day with just students (most of the time the students provide feed back from their parents). We focus on what we learned and how we can improve our performance.
- Assessment Types:
- Demonstrations, Interviews, Observations,
This is an informal assessment with parent feed back. Students learn first hand what skills they need to improve on.
- Assistant Evaluation.doc [ Download ] visitor evaluation form