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Nurs 347

by: Natasha Nevel

Nurs 347 NURS 425

Natasha Nevel
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Comprehensive Health Assessment
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Natasha Nevel on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to NURS 425 at George Mason University taught by Toulouse in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 4 views. For similar materials see Comprehensive Health Assessment in Pre Nursing at George Mason University.

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Date Created: 09/05/16
Nurs 347  Patient and Caregiver Teaching Health promotion (what we are trying to do to be healthier)  increasing ‘PO’: By mouth fluid  intake, hygiene  Disease prevention  screenings, immunizations, hand washing  Illness management  proper technique of taking meds (i.e right time)  Every interaction = teaching moment, meaning a teaching plan should always be established  ­ Assessment of patient’s ability, need, readiness to learn (are they open to learning, are  they asking questions?, may ask for more info, body language)  ­ Identification of problems that can be resolved with teaching  ­ Establish goal, teach, evaluate (circle) Learning vs. teaching  we do not to be taught everything to learn it Adult learning principals  Self­efficacy  promote patient’s ability to succeed on their own (in the hospital, there is often a  feeling of lost control)  Nurse ­ Knowledge of what you’re talking about  ­ Being able to communicate, need to know how to explain something as if they’re in fifth  grade (because there is language diversity, illiteracy), define vocab, have patients  reiterate what they learn ( you are then completing the circle by evaluating), non­verbal  cues, active listening  Poor prognosis: the outcome is not good Number 1 challenge to teaching is lack of time, make appointments, deliver/reinforce info,  assertiveness, discharge teaching should be administered the day the patient is admitted Offer resources to caregiver, pay attention to them as well Assessing patient learning needs 1. Physical characteristics: (pain, hearing, fever, bathroom, Diuretic: diuresis: loss of  excess fluids)  2. Psych: Poor prognosis, anxiety/depression, stress, worry 3. Sociocultural: Money, stoics 4. Learner characteristics Age is a major factor of ability to learn  Health Literacy is different than general literacy, use pleasant assertiveness    Normal vitals:  Pulse 60­100 bpm Respirations 12­20  BP 120/80 Temperature 98.6 F 


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