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Patient Teaching: the New Imperative

Patient Teaching: the New Imperative

Patient Teaching and Health Care Professionals It is the primary role of health care workers to inform and teach all of their patients. Patient teaching runs the gamut from primary care issues such as diet therapy, medication instructions, wound care, prescribed exercise and other issues of physical activities. The teaching role also focuses on informing the patient about their disease condition and recognizing signs and symptoms of any deterioration in their health status. It is well known that the cause of many patient’s return to a hospital is that the patient did not receive adequate teaching and care instructions before

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Better Nurse Patient Communication in 3 Steps

Better Nurse Patient Communication in 3 Steps

Nurse patient communication is an important part of the medical process.  Nursing professionals everywhere will stress this.  Communication in nurse patient education allows for a smooth transition from admission to going home.   However are we doing it as effective as we can?   Here are 3 steps to improve patient communication. By Margery Pabst From Nurse Together Better Nurse Patient Communication in 3 Steps Nurses are busier than ever with both the routine tasks and the increasing roles of facilitating medical teams and fostering better communications. Coordinating tasks and relationships is a challenge, so to that point, what are three best

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Nurse Educator Opportunities

Nurse Educator Opportunities

The nurse educator field is both rewarding and fulfilling.  Nursing educators are paramount to the nursing field.   They are key components to continued nursing education for clinical nursing professionals.  The nursing educator position is also a stepping stone to more advanced roles in the nurse education process.   Nurse patient educators can move on to become adjunct faculty members supervising nursing students in their clinical rotations.   For more please read this article: By Dr. Cathy Fant, PhD From Nurse Together I have been a collegiate nurse educator for over 25 years and it has provided me with many challenges. I have

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When a Nurse Patient Educator Learns from the Patient

When a Nurse Patient Educator Learns from the Patient

In the nurse patient educator field most of the education is taught by the nurse educator.   Sometimes, however, a patient can surprise you and you can learn from them.   Very important life lessons can be learned from your patients if you are willing to stop and listen.    Live life to the fullest.   Do not take things too seriously.   Stop and laugh once in a while.   These are all examples of what you can learn from your patients.    An article from Nurse Together has more: By Sue Heacock From Nurse Together When a Nurse Patient Educator Learns from the Patient Live

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5 Ways to Overcome Nursing Stress

5 Ways to Overcome Nursing Stress

Looking for ways to stop your nursing stress?   Managing stress is becoming an important aspect the health care field.   So when simple stress management techniques are offered, it is a good idea to at least give them a quick look.   Elizabeth Scala from Nurse Together writes: 5 Ways to Fight Nursing Stress: You arrive on your unit for a 12 hour shift. You look over the assignment before report, only to find that you have the most difficult and “heaviest” patient load yet again. You get very upset. You feel angry, hurt, and frustrated. You become “stressed”. But what has

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New concept in patient education

Patient education is never an easy task.   They will always forget something and we all hope that it is not something important.   Faced with this challenge nurse educators are always looking for better ways to educate patients.   Fran London has an interesting technique called “Teach Back” in an article from Nurse Together. Teach Back and How it can Improve Patient Education Teach back is not an anxiety-producing test or a pop quiz, but a caring conversation. And there are many ways to do it. You can ask the learner how he or she would describe the diagnosis and treatment to

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How to Become a Nurse Educator

How to Become a Nurse Educator

Continuing education is a big part in the nursing career field.   A nurse educator is key to this ongoing process.   Good nursing educators should also know how to teach and adapt to changes in the health care system.   These skills are critical not only to the nurse educators but to their students as well.   Betty Nelson wrote an article from Nurse Together on this subject. Nurse Educator Beyond Staff Development. Today, nursing education crosses the traditional boundaries of academia, staff development and continuing education conferences and has evolved into a life-long endeavor. Nurse Educators can be found in a multitude

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The Role Of A Nurse Educator

The Role Of A Nurse Educator

The role of a nurse educator is growing in importance today. A nurse has several different imperative roles in today’s health care system, one of which is to inform patients and their families of the diseases that they are faced with. A step above that is a nurse educator. This nurse is using all of their clinical experience and skills to properly prepare their students. They also do a great job of mentoring and teaching fellow nurses who may be new or have less experience. A nurse mentor leads a very active and fulfilling life as they are both informative

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Patient Teaching: the New Imperative

   It is the primary role of health care workers to inform and teach all of their patients. Patient teaching runs the gamut from primary care issues such as diet therapy, medication instructions, wound care, prescribed exercise and other issues of physical activities. The teaching role also focuses on informing the patient about their disease condition and recognizing signs and symptoms of any deterioration in their health status. It is well known that the cause of many patient’s return to a hospital is that the patient did not receive adequate teaching and care instructions before being discharged from a hospital stay.

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Nurse Patient Education Life Lessons

Nurse Patient Education Life Lessons

  Here are great lessons from those who have been on the ups and downs of life. Truly, our patients can help us see the world in a different perspective. Live life to the fullest. You have but one life. As William Wallace once said, “Every man dies. Not every man really lives”. No one is guaranteed good health or longevity. I continually learn this from my patients. I have seen young children succumb to cancer and accidents, witnessed patients in their 30’s and 40’s who appeared healthy die suddenly, and worked with elderly patients living with too many “what