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Process:

  1. Reflect upon what was learned in relation to the use of professional communication and accurate medical terminology.
  2. Select a topic of interest to you that deals with safety concerns when medical terminology is not appropriately used during communication. This can be based on what you have read, experienced, or witnessed.
  3. Create a PowerPoint slide show that tells the story of a situation of why the medical terminology caused a safety concern. While there is no minimum or maximum on the number of slides, it is suggested the length should be between four and ten slides, excluding the title slide. The content should include:
  4. A list of medical terms with definitions that were a safety concern in your story.
  5. The selected safety issue story and its relevance to medical terminology.
  6. The selected safety issue story and its relevance to communication.
  7. Suggestions for how appropriate terminology could improve with situation.
  8. Using the notes feature in the PowerPoint Program, describe the information on the slide. Complete the note section using complete sentences and using proper grammar.
  9. Include pictures, websites and Organizations that represent the selected topic and the role in patient safety. Be creative!
  10. Create a vocal recording of the PowerPoint. See the Canvas course page for directions on how to create the vocal recording.
  11. A minimum of 3 credible resources from literature should be used to support your presentation. See below for what constitutes credible literature resources. The resources page should be submitted in a separate word document. APA format should be used when citing the resources.
  12. This PowerPoint assignment is worth 35 points and is weighted 20% of the final grade in this course.

Credible resources:

The following are general guidelines that should be followed to determine if a source is credible. While credible sources may fall outside of these guidelines, they should be used cautiously.

  • Scholarly journals
  • Books, including textbooks
  • Web sites that end in .gov; .edu; .ac.; or are sponsored by a credible organization such as American Nurses Association, American Psychological Association, etc.
  • While other sources can be acceptable, use them cautiously. They may be credible if they contain:
    • An author
    • A date
    • The source or organization is listed
    • Does it include a reference list



Rubric

Power Point Project

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePowerPoint project includes list of medical terms with definition used in project. (10 points)

10 pts

Exemplary

All medical terms with accurate definitions included.

9 pts

Proficient

Majority of medical terms with accurate definitions included. (1 or 2 terms)

8 pts

Acceptable

Majority of medical terms included or some definitions are inaccurate. (1 or 2 terms)

7 pts

Unsatisfactory

More than 2 medical terms missing and 2 or more definitions are inaccurate. (7- 0 points)

10pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePowerPoint project describe the safety issue and its importance in professional communication. (10 points)

10 pts

Exemplary

Description is clear, concise, and thorough.

9 pts

Proficient

Description is complete with several details vague.

8 pts

Acceptable

Description has some points missing or many areas vague.

7 pts

Unsatisfactory

Description lacking in content; several details are omitted. (7 – 0 points)

10pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePowerPoint project • logically organized • grammatically correct • free of spelling errors. (5 points)

5 pts

Exemplary

Organized; grammatically correct; and no mechanical and/or spelling errors present.

4 pts

Proficient

Organized and grammatically correct; 1 to 2 mechanical and /or grammar or spelling errors.

3 pts

Acceptable

Somewhat organized; or 3 grammar, mechanical, or spelling errors.

2 pts

Unsatisfactory

Poorly written and lacks concise organization; 4 or more grammar or spelling errors are present. (2 – 0 points)

5pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePowerPoint project uses • a minimum of 3 references, including the textbook • uses APA formatting on reference list. (5 points)

5 pts

Exemplary

3 or more references; APA format with no errors in reference list.

4 pts

Proficient

3 or more references; APA format with 1 or 2 errors in reference list.

3 pts

Acceptable

Less than 3 references; or APA format with 3 or 4 errors.

2 pts

Unsatisfactory

No reference list. (2 – 0 points)

5pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePowerPoint project includes a verbal narrative of the slides. (5 points)

5 pts

Exemplary

Clear and easy to understand; correct pronunciation of all words.

4 pts

Proficient

Clear and easy to understand; incorrect pronunciation of 1 or 2 words.

3 pts

Acceptable

Clear and easy to understand; incorrect pronunciation of 3 or 4 words.

2 pts

Unsatisfactory

Verbal narrative is missing or incorrect pronunciation of 5 or more words. (2 – 0 points)

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