- The craziest shift you’ve ever had in your entire career will be the day of the fire drill.
- The harder the stick, the more labs are needed.
- Your nose won’t itch all day…until the minute you get those gloves on!
- The one colleague you tell how difficult your patient is being is the one person related to that patient — usually for a hundred miles!
- The more adamant the visitor is about their extensive medical background, the more likely they are to hit the floor at the first sight of blood.
- The further the bed is from the nurses’ station, the more often the call button is pressed.
- The more unsteady a patient is, the more determined they become to shower alone.
- There’s a box of every sized glove you need on your floor — except yours.
- The minute you make it into the supply room is the minute you forgot what you needed.
- The more critical the equipment, the more likely it is to be broken.
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Probing Questions: The perfect set-up for a nursing joke!
Okay, readers. This month I’m taking a risk. I need to discuss the concept of “probing questions,” but I’ve been around enough nurses to know that simply saying the word, “probing,” sends them off into a world OB nurses and proctologists know all-too-well.
Perhaps I could use the alternative term, “open-ended.” But, again, my mind jumps directly to hospital gowns.
This is a real distraction!
Jumping in, regardless: 6 core questions
Despite my mental images of all the take-offs you’re going to launch into, it is important that nurse educators be fully armed with one of the most powerful teaching techniques available for the professional educator: asking probing (open-ended/higher-order) questions. By open-ended, we mean those that cannot be answered by a simple yes/no or fact. By higher-order, we mean those that cause a person to think and to integrate a range of information in the generation of their answer.
Have you ever stopped to realize that there are only six types of questions? That’s right. SIX. Regardless of what words a person chooses to use, you are always trying to get at six questions or some derivative of them: who, when, where, what, how and why. (more…)