Help with a Student Teaching Plan for my client


Hello all nurses,

I am supposed to develop a nurses teaching plan for my client (patient) a 66 year old man who is married who has COPD-emphysema and an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 4 cm in diameter. My patient has seen a doctor about his aneurysm, and the surgeon said that he wants to employ watchful waiting and wait to see if the aneurysm increases to 5.5 cm. Then he said he would operate. With my patient's COPD-emphysema, he doesn't want to put him under anesthesia and hope he comes out of it. He even told the patient that if he did operate, he would probably have to cut a trache toensure that he could get enough oxygen to survive the surgery.

Now I need to develop a TEACHING PLAN for this patient.

How in the WORLD do I begin????

Please help me:cry: My teaching plan is due on Feb. 20th.

Thank you ALL in advance:bowingpur


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you begin as you begin with all problems. . .assess the situation. what teaching needs does the patient have. what does he know? what does he need to know? what does he need to know more about? what doesn't he know anything about? does the patient know what an abdominal aortic aneurysm is? does he know what a tracheostomy is? has he ever had surgery? there are so many consumer websites with information on all 3 of those subjects. see - medical disease information/treatment/procedures/test reference websites where there is a encyclopedia of surgery and links to several online hospital libraries with patient information. everything you ever wanted to know about trachs is on - aaron's tracheostomy page.

a written teaching plan goes something like this:

  1. overview: a synopsis about what is going to be taught in the course
  2. goal(s): the aim(s) or outcome(s) that you want your learner to achieve as a result of the lesson you plan
  3. objectives: the more specific information that the learner will come away from the course knowing that will achieve the goal(s) you have determined.
  4. content: a play-by-play of the specific content that is going to be taught and in the sequence it will happen. your content should address and cover all the objectives. this part of the written lesson plan is presented in an outline format.
  5. procedures and materials: how all the above will be achieved, i.e. lecture, demonstration, discussion, etc. materials that can be used and resources that can be needed for the lesson to be successful and essential to teaching your lesson plan are listed and may include demonstrations, audio-visuals, handouts, experiments, stories, game playing and any number of other creative items.
  6. evaluation: determining if you met the goals of the teaching plan. this can be done through a return demonstration, short post test, short question and return answer session with the client to verify they understand the information correctly or a task the participant needs to perform.

if you look at it, it has some of the elements of a care plan (goals, interventions, execution and evaluation). what is different is that you actually lay out how a list of how you are going to do the teaching, kind of like a nursing procedure is laid out step-by-step for you. you may want to insert the teaching plan as an intervention with a nursing diagnosis (such as with deficient knowledge, abdominal aortic aneurysm).

best wishes.

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