Unfolding Reasoning

Case studies suited for advanced nursing students.

Best-suited to the advanced student, these case studies build upon the scenario presented in Rapid Reasoning, including an “unfolding” evaluation.

Key Components

  1. Recognizing Clinical Relevance
    Identify clinically significant data from the medical history and lab results.
  2. Analyzing Nurse-Collected Clinical Data
    Identify clinically significant data from vital signs and nursing assessment.
  3. Practicing Clinical Reasoning
    12 sequential questions to develop nurse-thinking.
  4. Nurse-Thinking Through the Applied Sciences
    Develop a care plan around relevant lab values.
  5. Evaluating Effectiveness of Interventions
    Interpret clinical data to determine whether there’s a need to rescue.
  6. Practicing Collaborative Communication
    Review SBAR report.
  7. Caring and the Art of Nursing
    Reflective questions to encourage empathy, engagement, and caring.

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