NR 305 Discussion Debriefing of Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment

Sample Answer for NR 305 Discussion Debriefing of Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment Included After Question

Purpose

The purpose of this debriefing is to re-examine the experience completing the Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment assignment while engaging in dialogue with faculty and peers. In the debriefings, students:

  • Reflect on the simulation activity
  • Share what went well and consider alternative actions
  • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates
  • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner

Directions

  • Debriefing is an activity that involves thinking critically about your own experiences related to the virtual simulation you completed. In debriefings students:
    • Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
    • Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
    • Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
  • Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
  • Scholarly sources are NOT required for this debriefing
  • Best Practices include:
    • Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor.
    • Enter the debriefing often during the week to read and learn from posts.
    • Select different classmates for your reply each week.

 Debriefing

Use the following format to reflect on the Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment. This was the Amka Oxendine case.

  • Paragraph One: What went well for you in the simulation? Provide examples of when you felt knowledgeable and confident in your skills. Do you feel the scenario was realistic? Why or why not?
  • Paragraph Two: What would you do differently next time if you were caring for a patient similar to Ms. Oxendine? Describe at least one area you identified where improvements could be made, specific to Ms. Oxendine’s assessment. Were you surprised by any of the feedback you were provided by iHuman? If yes, please explain.
  • Paragraph Three: What did you learn from this simulation that you could apply to nursing practice? Or, what did this simulation reinforce that you found valuable? Do you have any questions related to the scenario?

A Sample Answer For the Assignment: NR 305 Discussion Debriefing of Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment

Title: NR 305 Discussion Debriefing of Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment

Tylenol overdose is now an extremely common issue plaquing both pre-teens and teenagers. Tylenol is readily available in homes and can be purchased in any store.  Death from overdosing on Tylenol is rare unless 40 or more 325mg tablets are consumed but Tylenol overdosing can cause a serious toxicity which can lead to liver damage.  If not treated this can lead to liver failure and a liver transplant would be inevitable. The sad part to this is how uneducated people are and unwilling to explain to children the seriousness of this medication. The youngest overdose of Tylenol I had on pediatrics was an eight-year-old. I think I was still playing with Barbie dolls at 8. But today’s society with social media has made many children grow up to fast.

This child experienced social media bullying. And now parents are not allowed to say anything, teachers’ hands are tied, so children are tormented with no way to respond. And have advocacy in schools because of the retaliation of parents to sue schools. Back when the dinosaurs roamed, my childhood, we battle it out and then skip home as friends or be put in detention and our parents would be called. Kids should be allowed to be kids. Not be in a hospital on a 1 to 1 psych watch. 

This simulation I thought was informative. College student, failing school, no friends, except a boyfriend, who triggered the suicide attempt by breaking up with Ms. Oxendine. Typical high school drama. The part I would have been interested in exploring more, her past. Diagnosed at 15 with depression, medication at 16, attempted suicide in high school, why? How? What triggered her then? What was used? How long has she seen a psychiatrist? And what started her cutting? Her family history? Her living situation? As a nurse these are just some questions that would be of importance to uncover in aiding in the treatment and follow up care of Ms. Oxendine. Also, what phase of her Tylenol OD was she in. She was pale, diaphoretic, had abdominal pain and nausea but when admitted to the ER denied both symptoms. I feel it would have been beneficial to have her liver function tests posted. I did like the simulation for displaying that she was having a reaction to the NAC and we had to respond to that issue.

What I did learn was what my town had available for children, teens, young and older adults. My town actually has a stigma free task force devoted to mental health awareness with a Facebook page, and a mental health center to where patients and family are able to attend classes, information, and treatment in any area of mental health and awareness. The task force also goes into the middle schools and high school teaching mental health issues, suicide, and mental health first aid.

Agrawal, S., Khazaeni, B., Acetaminophen Toxicity. (updated 2023 June 9): Stat Pearls Publishing, https://www.ncbi,nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK441917/

A Sample Answer 2 For the Assignment: NR 305 Discussion Debriefing of Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment

Title: NR 305 Discussion Debriefing of Week 6 iHuman Mental Health Assessment

This simulation was very straightforward from start to finish just because of the nature of the diagnosis. I felt confident working through the initial history and completing the physical assessment. I thought it was a great way to put our nursing skills to the test by piecing together the story (so to speak) of what was going on with the patient. Each section built on the last in terms of what we had to assess or what we needed to ask. It did make the simulation seem very real in that aspect because that would be a normal flow for a nurse meeting their patient for the first time.

One area I struggled with was the actual health history portion with all the questions – and this is probably a simulation vs. human problem – because I felt the program lacked in the question options. I would type in the search bar something I wanted to ask and would get the weirdest outcomes. It made trying to get through that part of the assessment a real pain. But the whole simulation did reinforce the fact that when I do have a patient who has suicidal ideation I should do everything I can to be clear and compassionate with them. Some of the questions I would type into the search bar would make me stop and ask myself if I would really ask a patient this question in this way. Compassionate care is something I always strive for as a nurse and these simulations have only strengthened that core ideal for me.

While working on the nursing notes for this simulation I was very surprised to find that my town barely has any amenities for behavioral health patients. There are maybe two places where patients can be seen, but that’s about all I could find. What’s even more surprising is the fact that this town is home to a huge high school AND a college. So, the town is flooded with young adults who could need help. I think it is important for young people to not only care for their mental health but also have resources available to them. I have two boys who are in this prime age of trying to figure out where they fit in life, make friends, and toe the line of just wanting to still be kids. I see the outside pressures from friends, social media, and entertainment venues, and all I can hope is that I continue to give them the tools they need to mentally deal with it all daily. This simulation has really reinforced the value of taking care of my family, my patients, my friends, and my own mental health.