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Asking for suggestions for patient teaching material

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by Choie Choie (New) New Student

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Hey everyone, 

I’m currently om my labour and delivery preceptorship and I’m required to do a resource for the unit as part of my course project. My project idea is to create a patient teaching material covering the different pain medication options available while a woman is in labour. It would include information like what the medication is, its risks and benefits, stage of labour they can get it and administration info. I was initially going to make a poster to have it posted in each room however I talked to the unit manager and told me not to present it in a poster coz there’s already way too many things posted in the patient’s room and not everyone reads them anyway. 

I would like to know suggestions of a good teaching aid or a way to present the information other than a postsr? Maybe you have a really good teaching material at your unit that’s been effective and I could adapt. It would really be very helpful. I want to come up with something creative and impress the unit manager but I couldnt think of something. Im hoping to get suggestions from here :))

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iluvivt has 32 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Infusion Nursing, Home Health Infusion.

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Does the resource need to be for the patients and also does it need to be teaching material? I ask because most teaching material provided to patients may need to run through the nursing policy committees and sometimes the legal department. Usually women in labor are in no mood or state to absorb any more teaching.After the birth there are many subjects to cover. If you stick with a teaching tool make sure it's written at a 6th grade level and you read about how to make medical teaching literature that is effective and accurate. I agree the poster board in each room will not be effective. What I needed to know right away was how much to feed my baby... when to feed my baby.... types of formula and how to prepare them since I was not breast feeding. Another important issue is sleeping.. How to position your baby...etc.I know the basics...boring but so essential. This is what first time mothers need!

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