there are four types of nursing interventions (actions):
- assess/monitor/evaluate/observe (to evaluate the patient's condition)
- care/perform/provide/assist (performing actual patient care)
- teach/educate/instruct/supervise (educating patient or caregiver)
- manage/refer/contact/notify (managing the care on behalf of the patient or caregiver)
i am sure that you are being taught these as you are progressing through your training. do you have a book to help you write care plans
? you will find within any of these books interventions that say, "teach, educate, or instruct the patient [on how to do something]". pick something. if you are working with surgical patients, pick something that has to do with surgery patients; if you are working with pulmonary patients, pick something that has to do with patients who have lung problems.
if you go to this site http://www.medlineplus.gov/
(medline plus) you will find all kinds of interactive videos which were made for patients. take a look at some of the subjects that are there to see if some of them don't give you some ideas about some things that patients might need some teaching about and that interest you as well. check the website of a large local hospital and see what kind of patient teaching resources they have online. right now, educating the public about the flu and getting flu shots is in the media. if someone asks you "do you think i should get a flu shot?" what will you tell them? what can you teach them? if someone says to you, "my doctor just gave me a prescription for diovan? what can you tell me about it?" what will you tell them? what can you teach them? you will be answering questions and teaching things like this throughout your entire career as a nurse. for a school project, however, you should keep your subject specific and not too broad.
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