Happy young doctor using tablet pc looking at camera

Improvised Learning

Activity Goals Identify the most common medical terms by defining them and using them in context. Demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. View Rationale This is a mastery level activity and also functions as an informal assessment of student fluency Often students are initially…

Health Care Professionals

Learning Together

Activity Goals Identify the most common medical terms by defining them and using them in context. Demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. View Rationale Teamwork is an essential part of providing healthcare – it is also an essential part of a good classroom Similar…

Learning Backwards

Activity Goals Identify the most common medical terms by defining them and using them in context. Demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. View Rationale At the beginning of a class, using words students already know limits the amount of necessary jargon Learning backwards from…

Rehabilitation process. Cheerful doctor helping positive and content senior patient in wheelchair

The Community Awareness Project

Activity Goals ·       Learn about services offered to the elderly at various centers in the area. ·       Apply and practice their communication skills with the elderly by interviewing a client at a local multigenerational community center. ·       Use knowledge of basic human needs and the elderly to evaluate whether the facility is meeting these needs.…

Calling 911

Activity Goals 1.      Students will speak English that is clear and understandable when calling 911. 2.     Students will understand and respond accurately to 911 questions. 3.     Students will practice listening and taking brief notes View Activity Instructions and Handouts: A6 Calling 911 Unit: Communication Basics Course: Nursing Assistant with ESL Support Developed by Penny Mortier,…

Practice for Lab Finals – Pre-Procedure Questions Games

Activity Goals Students will use the required pre-procedure communication questions associated with each skill in order to pass lab finals. View Activity Instructions and Handouts: A5 Practice for Lab Finals Unit: Communication Basics Course: Nursing Assistant with ESL Support Developed by Penny Mortier, ESL Instructor School of Adult and General Education Central New Mexico Community…

A Resource for Lab Skills Communication: What to Say Scripts

Activity Goals 1.      Students will learn and practice the indirect communication skills needed to pass each patient care skill on Lab Finals and on the state’s Nursing Assistant Certification Exam. 2.     Students will learn what to say during each procedure in order to promote safety, dignity, patient’s rights, cooperation, accuracy, and efficiency. 3.     Students will…