ORE COMPETENCIES: PATIENT TEACHING CORE COMPETENCIES: PATIENT TEACHING
CORE COMPETENCIES: PATIENT TEACHING
NURS 3080 Pharmacology
Discuss the importance of patient education in the safe and efficient administration of drugs (e.g., prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal preparations, dietary supplements).
a? Discuss teaching and learning principles related to patient education and drug therapy across the life span that are applicable to any health care setting or to home care.
a? Identify the impact of the various developmental phases (as described by Erikson) on patient education and drug therapy.
a? Develop a complete patient teaching plan for drug therapy.
Patient education is a crucial part of patient care, including drug therapy. Nurses need to understand the application of the nursing process to patient education regarding drug therapy. In addition, the importance of the evaluation of learning and the patientas adherence to the medication regimen is of utmost importance. Nurses cannot assume that because it was taught, the patient learned the information or that they will follow the medication regimen.
This performance task focuses on patient teaching and evaluation of learning.
Patient Education and Anticoagulant Therapy
M.S., an 82-year-old retired librarian, has developed atrial fibrillation. As part of his medical therapy, he is started on the oral anticoagulant warfarin (Coumadin). His wife reports that he has some trouble hearing yet refuses to consider getting hearing aids. In addition, this is his first illness and his wife states that he has always a?hated taking medications. Heas read about herbs and folk healing and would rather try natural therapy.a? The nurse is planning education about oral anticoagulant therapy, and M.S. says that a?heall give it a try for now, but he a?knows nothing about this drug.a?
Task: Write an essay (suggested length of 3-4 pages) in which you address the following topics from the case study:
A. . Begin the paper with an introductory paragraph that briefly describes the major topic areas you are covering.
B. . Discuss two (2) teaching principles related to patient education and drug therapy across the life span that are applicable to any health care setting or to home care.
C. . Discuss two (2) learning principles related to patient education and drug therapy across the life span that are applicable to any health care setting or to home care.
D. . Discuss what the nurse should assess, including possible barriers to learning, before teaching.
E. . Formulate an education-related nursing diagnosis for this patient based on the information given above.
F. Provide a goal and one example of an outcome criterion for the nursing diagnosis.
G. . Discuss educational strategies the nurse should use, considering any age-related changes the patient may have?
H. . Use correct APA format, headings, and in-text and reference list citations throughout the paper.
I. Use a minimum of three (3) references, from professional, scholarly-based sources in the paper.
Note: To expedite the grading process, submit the paper as an attachment, please save the word processing file as an *.rtf (Rich Text File).
Note: When using outside sources to support ideas and elements in a paper or project, the submission MUST include APA formatted in-text citations with a corresponding reference list for any direct quotes or paraphrasing. It is not necessary to list sources that were consulted if they have not been quoted or paraphrased in the text of the paper or project.
Note: No more than a combined total of 30% of a submission can be directly quoted or closely paraphrased from outside sources, even if cited correctly. Here are some helpful APA resources:
Lilley, L., Collins S., Harrington, S., and Snyder, J. (2010). Pharmacology and the Nursing Process. 6th ed. Elsevier.
Principles of Teaching and Learning
, Collins S., Harrington, S., and Snyder, J. (2010). Pharmacology and the Nursing Process. 6th ed. Elsevier.