Wondering if any of you have a system for what you teach and when you teach it.
For instance, I've heard of some nurses teaching safety measures on the first f/u visit after the SOC, then pain mgt, then the medications. Also heard of some nurses teaching on 1 medication and/or disease per visit until they are all covered. I'm trying to be more systematic about it because I feel like I just address things as they come up and I'd like to be more proactive.
My agency uses Kinnser and I feel like the pre-populated "progress to goals" don't help matters. It doesn't feel like a real care plan to me as so many of the items aren't relevant and there are many other things I liked to teach which aren't in there (though I could "free text" them if I had all the time in the world).
I'd like to print more educational handouts but after all my charting the last thing I have energy for is printing materials, plus I'm trying to be smart about out-of-pocket expenses spent on work. Currently, I use my phone to pull up information in the home (for example, side effects of such and such medication) and then I just discuss it with the patient. Is a discussion the best teaching method for elderly adults, I am not sure.
Any thoughts on anything related to how you teach your patients is appreciated :)