ACE.P Teaching Strategies
These teaching strategies are designed to help nursing students become more proficient in understanding the special needs of children. The intent of the ACE.P teaching strategies is to highlight common health problems experienced by children and the nursing care management implications. The teaching strategies offered in this section incorporate all or some of the ACE.P Knowledge Domains and ACE.P Essential Nursing Actions into student learning experiences.
Pediatrics Teaching Strategies
All health care providers need greater awareness of updated resources for use with adolescents experiencing problems with alcohol and other substance use disorders (SUD). Many family members, K-12 educators, and pediatric health care providers are aware of adolescents returning to problematic use, even after long-term SUD treatment. However, emerging research has a greater focus on the process of recovery, highlighting a better understanding of how to achieve positive outcomes.
This teaching strategy focuses on assessing for and providing education about depression and suicide in the adolescent population. Students will identify mental health resources that are available in their community, develop a teaching presentation for families, peers, and/or educators, and work through an unfolding case study.
A global effort to provide immunizations to children throughout the world has been a priority for decades. Many children are properly immunized in their homelands through reliable health agencies and international charities. However, due to the fragile nature of vaccines, there are challenges that accompany the process of transport and administration in developing countries.
Migrant children have a particularly challenging journey when traveling to a foreign land. They are often linked to a lower socioeconomic class and are at risk for acute disease and mental health stressors following a long journey. These physical and mental stressors are often present with the initial health assessment intake and are directly related to the difficult journey, malnutrition, dehydration, lack of clothing and shelter, and familial stress and/or separation from loved ones.
The focus of this teaching strategy is on Mia and her family, one of the ACE.P unfolding cases. It is recommended that students complete this teaching strategy prior to engaging in the simulation of Mia. Students will have the opportunity to identify key social determinant risks and protective factors that influence Mia’s health and well-being.
This teaching strategy focuses on knowledge of and education for preventable unintentional injuries. Students will test their knowledge by competing in a Jeopardy-style game. They will identify the type of injury for which a specific child may be at risk and develop a teaching plan for children and families.