Nurse Patient Education is an important part of the health care system. Educating patients on their procedures is now showing a relation between nurse educators teaching patients and the patient’s overall satisfaction. A study on satisfaction after ankle surgeries is showing positive correlations between better procedure education and after surgery satisfaction. For more please read the article pasted below:
By: Mayich D
Better Nurse Patient Education Could Lead to Better Patient Satisfaction.
The researchers analyzed 40 patients who had operative treatment for ankle fractures and were randomized to either an enhanced information group that received handouts with information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons covering postoperative ankle fracture treatment and a pamphlet outlining standard physiotherapy at the institution or a standard group that did not receive the handouts. According to their study abstract, the investigators conducted clinical and radiographic follow-up of the patients for 3 months. The patients completed the Olerud-Molander Questionnaire and answered two additional questions regarding their satisfaction.
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Nurse Patient Education has shown improvement in ankle surgeries. It might go without saying that a nurse educator could help improvement other areas in the medical field. Because truth be told, the more we know about a medical procedure the more comfortable we are going to be about having it performed on us.
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