What types of resources do you use to educate patients?
What a great question! I’m including a website about health literacy, which enables nurses to understand the needs of educating our patients.
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I have used visual aids, videos, pictures, and written information at a grade level that is easy to read and comprehend.
Here is the link they can give you a greater insight in educating our patients
Whenever possible - other patients. We have classes (precovid anyway) where patients with new diagnosis get together and have an opportunity to share experiences. That’s almost always more meaningful than whatever I have to share
You Tube, printed literature from American diabetes American heart association, etc. I also help them find websites on their phone.
online videos, hospital approved handouts, teach back methods, pictures, whatever the patient learns best from
Actually according to her or his availability ...but the best is to talk with them face to face at least they will know how to do and what to do before doing any plan procedure by showing them the Area and the possible procedure and the machine.