Applied Pediatric Math: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Practice for a Diverse Group of Learners

Track: 30 Minute Podium

Session Number: 502A
Date: Fri, Apr 26th, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Description:

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Session Type: Education

Session Description: A gap exists between didactic theory and clinical practice when nursing students learn clinical calculations. In the pediatrics simulation laboratory, skill stations were set up to facilitate mathematics learning in the cognitive and psychomotor domains. Practical mathematics simulating clinical application can encourage critical thinking while benefitting a diverse student body.
Primary Presenter Bio: Glenn Murphy works in the Cardiac Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he spent over 7 years as a pediatric cardiac nurse. His daily responsibilities included administering weight-based drug dosages to his patients and teaching families in the unit-based education room to calculate safe drug dosages at home. He is a Certified Nurse Educator who taught pediatric math in the didactic, clinical and simulation environments.
Primary Presenter Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Session Type: Education

Session Description: A gap exists between didactic theory and clinical practice when nursing students learn clinical calculations. In the pediatrics simulation laboratory, skill stations were set up to facilitate mathematics learning in the cognitive and psychomotor domains. Practical mathematics simulating clinical application can encourage critical thinking while benefitting a diverse student body.
Primary Presenter Bio: Glenn Murphy works in the Cardiac Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he spent over 7 years as a pediatric cardiac nurse. His daily responsibilities included administering weight-based drug dosages to his patients and teaching families in the unit-based education room to calculate safe drug dosages at home. He is a Certified Nurse Educator who taught pediatric math in the didactic, clinical and simulation environments.
Primary Presenter Institution: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia