Home Health & Hospice

What’s the best way to teach a patient about controlling infection?

Homecare Insider, August 8, 2016

Standardized teaching programs contribute to consistent patient learning. A teaching program identifies essential patient education content. It also provides a space to document the exact interventions taken, dates of the interventions, and patient response. Most teaching programs use a column format, reflecting the nursing process.

Following assessment, identify the patient’s knowledge and/or skill deficit and the learning need. Enter the specific teaching interventions, including content and strategies to help the patient achieve the expected outcome. Identify resources used. Record the dates of teaching and the patient’s response. Identify family members involved in the teaching process.