Kudos to all with these helpful links and beaucoup kudos to NrsKaren for the link to NIH Senior Health ! Thanx to her I have now found the Holy Grail of senior HH teaching materials !!!
In particular, I LOVE the large, bold type AND the built in "quizzes".... very useful for reaching required goals of teaching.. having our patients be able to answer questions relating to their condition. Medicare auditors do ask the patients questions like these when they go into the homes. Teaching is not enough... they want to know if the patients are learning something. With these simple, yet effective built in mini-quizzes, this facilitates the nurse's job tremendoulsly. At the end of the visit, the nurse can document the teaching provided and that "patient was able to name 1-2 causes of home falls", ie., or "was able to name 2-3 benefits of lowering cholesterol".... etc.
I LOVE it !
I am now in charge of providing education/teaching packets for our road nurses.. to save them time in the mornings before going out. I have file cabinets full of categorized teachings, but this was EXACTLY what I was looking for !!! THANK YOU !!!
Please keep the good links coming... for free, web based printable teaching guides for HH patients. Will be checking back here often for any new or updated material. Will be looking into the Spanish teaching materials tomorrow, as this will be a huge benefit to us as well.
Again, keep up the good work, and Thank You !