education/teaching diagnosis

  1. I have a patient w/ COPD that smokes. I am doing a NCP that has to be education/ teaching based. so i'm trying to come up with a defficient knowledge diagnosis that i can possibly get 6 interventions out of, can anyone please help me i am having a really hard time w this
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  3. by   Daytonite
    deficient knowledge, specify means absence or deficiency of cognitive information related to a specific topic. you need to define what your topic is going to be. that, like any other nursing problem, is going to be based on what you discovered the patient's teaching needs were during your assessment of the patient. why does this patient have a teaching need? that is the etiology (r/t part of your diagnostic statement) and needs to be clearly established in order to use this diagnosis. interventions and goals are not a problem. the interventions are the specific content, procedures and materials you use for the teaching plan. once you know what the subject is that you are going to teach, the interventions are:

    • overview: a synopsis about what is going to be taught in the course
    • goal(s): the aim(s) or outcome(s) that you want your learner to achieve as a result of the lesson you plan
    • objectives: the more specific information that the learner will come away from the course knowing that will achieve the goal(s) you have determined.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    see post #13 on this sticky thread: Any Good IV Therapy or Nursing Procedure Web Sites which has stop smoking websites.
  4. by   UM Review RN
    Quite a few of the COPD'ers I've cared for wanted to quit, but were too addicted. Did your patient ever try to quit before? It's pretty common knowledge that smoking is bad for ya.