Bringing Clinical to the Classroom: Using Expert Model Videos to Foster Clinical Judgment
Critical thinking and clinical judgment are terms used interchangeably in many areas. Both are essential in providing quality healthcare. Data suggests that increasing practice accompanied by feedback improves nursing students’ ability to make judgments in patient care. Faculty in a senior-level maternal newborn nursing course designed a classroom activity involving expert modeling videos (EMV) combined with reflection questions and NGN-style questions to engage learners and promote clinical judgment. A recorded video series starring faculty as providers based on an unfolding maternal newborn case study was used. The activity included two antepartum assessments, two intrapartum assessments, a postpartum assessment, and a newborn assessment. The EMV activity provided an opportunity for immediate action and discussion, promoting the student’s clinical judgment capabilities.