A 7-year-old child has come to the hospital for a rash for 3 days. Upon inspection of the rash the nurse notes small itchy blisters across the child’s chest, arms, abdomen, and back, some of which have crusts on them and some that are wet and oozing. The child is itching the rash and looks uncomfortable. The child has a temperature of 101°F, all other vital signs are within normal limits.
The mother reports she feels that vaccines are poison and does not want her children to have them.
The child is miserable but has received Motrin for the fever and pain as well as being started on Acyclovir. The nurse also rubbed calamine lotion on the blisters to help with itching.
Cornell Note-Taking System Instructions:
- Record: During the lecture, use the note-taking column to record the lecture using telegraphic sentences.
- Questions: As soon after class as possible, formulate questions based onthe notes in the right-hand column. Writing questions helps to clarifymeanings, reveal relationships, establish continuity, and strengthenmemory. Also, the writing of questions sets up a perfect stage for exam-studying later.
- Recite: Cover the note-taking column with a sheet of paper. Then, looking at the questions or cue-words in the question and cue column only, say aloud, in your own words, the answers to the questions, facts, or ideas indicated by the cue-words.
- Reflect: Reflect on the material by asking yourself questions, for example: “What’s the significance of these facts? What principle are they based on? How can I apply them? How do they fit in with what I already know? What’s beyond them?
- Review: Spend at least ten minutes every week reviewing all your previous notes. If you do, you’ll retain a great deal for current use, as well as, for the exam.
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