Nursing Rounds: Critical Thinking is “Vitally” Important—A Flipped Classroom Approach to Teaching Vital Signs

Video Author:Shustack, Lisa EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, CNEcl

Published on:May 04, 2023

Embedding critical thinking into classroom activities should be deliberate to improve clinical judgment and decision-making. During a vital signs learning module, a flipped classroom active learning experience was created to mimic nursing rounds, SBAR report, and critical thinking. Students listened to a recorded lecture prior to class. For the in-class activity, 5 mock patients were developed by the instructor. Students were placed into teams, and each team reviewed the SBAR report, critically evaluated the vital signs for any abnormalities, and discussed their thoughts. Learn more in this video and teaching tip article.