I need some suggestions for a short presentation....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MandyH, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    On nursing for 3 year olds!!!! My DD's 3 year old preschool class will be learning about health this week and her teacher wants ME to come tell them what a nurse does. So far I have hand washing, healthy eating, exercise, brush teeth, and buckle up. I mean if I was talking to an adult I would be ok, but 3 year olds???? I'm only going to have their attention for say 30 seconds.
  2. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Maybe go through what happens at a routine check up? (Temp, listen to heart, checking reflexes...etc) Anything to make a doctor's visit less scary!
  3. serendipity22

    serendipity22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2007
    A presentation for 3 year olds. hmmmmmmmmmmmm... Sounds like a daunting task!

    Good Luck! I"m sure it'll be great!

    some ideas:

    Proper first aid for cuts, maybe.
    Not eating food that falls on the floor.


    Maybe you could show them what nurses do... Like taking temperatures, and checking blood pressure. Show them a stethoscope and let them hear each others heart beat.
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    yeah, I have a stethoscope, an otoscope and a child's bp cuff. The only problem is, I need them to be in working order when I leave LOL!!!!!
  5. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    I would rather have a root canal without pain killer.

    I can give you an example of to the point reporting, though.. If you already hear this one don;t stop me, I want to hear it again..

    supposed to be a true story....

    there was a man named Flannigan who's job it was to put derailed trains back onto their tracks and write a report to his boss when the job was finished.. well Flannigan's boss soon tired of the long and detailed reports he kept receiving and he told Flannigan to shorten them up a bit..
    the next report Flannigan wrote went like this.. Off again, here again, on again, gone again.. Flannigan..
  6. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    could you possibly make each kid there own little 'first aide/nurse kit'. Nothing large...maybe just a few bandades, gloves, wipes etc. and put in a baggies. Or even maybe a little more detailed one for each family of the kids in the class....
    You could maybe talk about the care that's given to people when in the hopital. Like how you help them. I know 3 year olds might not stay on 'task' for to long, but a quick talk about health might hold them.
    how about how to stay healthy. bring a snack for the kids...apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, granola--healthy food and talk about the good foods they should eat.

    just a few ideas...probably not to helpful....but it could be a start...
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    They will be most interested in the hands-on stuff you take with you. Explain your rules first, this is what you can touch, this is what you can't touch. The staff will help you. Stay away from blood and guts, make nurses and doctors seem as friendly as possible because I guarantee you will have kids in there that the moronic parents have used the doctor as a threat to behave with. "If you don't stop that right now I'm taking you to the doctor for shot!!!" Then they wonder why they kids are hysterical on the way to the office for a check-up or shots!

    Pick a volunteer, start with your own if possible and as soon as the others see her getting her heart listened to, or the "honor" of having the BP cuff on, they will follow suite. Just make sure they follow the rules and don't let anyone including your own break a rule or the other herd bound little suckers will be on you like a pack of dogs on a three-legged cat!

    Washing hands, explain how long and then use the in-class sink if they have one, and have someone show you how well they listened. Take some colorful band-aides with you and use them as prizes for correct answers and try and make sure everyone gets one.

    You don't have to take long, but I promise you time will fly and you'll wish you had another hour to talk!

    Really push being the good guy though!!! Nurses and doctors are your friends!
  8. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Quote:Good one!!!
  9. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    Thanks BUNCHES!!!!! That's what I was thinking, hands on will keep their attention and get me the crap out of there ASAP! I am NOT a public speaking person, even with kids.
  10. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    Quote:Been there, done that, and trust me, no you wouldn't!

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