Wednesday, 20 May 2015

4 Innovative ways for Nurses that Helps in Patient Education

Patient education is an essential process of nursing care wherein nurses and other health professionals impart health related information with an intent to improve their health status. There are many which nurses can adopt for effective patient-education. 

Here are 4 best ways for nurses to educate patients -


This is the simplest and most effective learning method used by nurses for patient education. In this way, nurses first demonstrate the instructions or lesson and then ask patients to validate what they have understood. In this method, patients grasp quickly as they remember things more quickly by discovering it themselves. This method is especially effective when a patient is being taught how to inject insulin and other medicines.


With the use of advance technology in medical, so many innovative methods are used by nurses for patient education. Videos are a fun and effective, as people can imbibe things more easily when they see it. Nurses can make use of video demonstrations featuring medical procedures, without putting much effort in teaching materials. Moreover, elaborated procedures such as CPR, instructions of dress change, choking first aid measure is well received, when done through video teaching.

Written Material 

Teaching through written materials is a traditional method but is considered best way to educate patients. However, when using this method, ensure that patient is in the condition to comprehend as well. Written material used can be in the form of a flyer, manual, checklist. Some patients learn best through reading.

Cause & Effect Technique 

This technique is effective in the cases wherein you need to persuade the patient to shun some habits and adopt a healthy lifestyle. For instance- Telling a chain smoker that cigarette smoking is injurious to health will not convince them to quit smoking rather here cause & effect technique plays a great role. Show them a visual presentation that displays the difference between the functioning of normal lungs and lungs of a smoker. When patient visualizes the actual difference between the two lungs, there are positive chances of a lifestyle change.

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Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Being a RN is the Swiftest Way to Start Your Dream Nursing Career

Are you considering the profession of a nurse? Well that’s a wise career decision. Nursing is a rewarding career, gives myriad opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Moreover, for Registered Nurses (RN), growth prospects are unlimited. 

Scope for Registered Nurses

Just as any other health worker, Registered Nurse degree holder assists in the care of sick and infirm to facilitate patient care in an effective manner.

There are numbers of exciting areas of nursing practice an RN can choose as per the choice and experience of multiple areas will be additional qualification. Most preferred ones are- 

  • Pediatrics - Main role involves catering to the need of sick children of the age newborn to 18 years 
  • Labor and delivery - That cares of pregnant women just prior to delivery, during delivery, and after delivery and looking after of newborn child.
  • In Neonatal, sick newborn and premature infants are taken care of. 
  • In Oncology the RN administers Chemotherapy. 
  • In Neuro ICU for serious head injuries
  • In Trauma ICU for accidental cases 
  • In Cardiac ICU for heart patients

In all these diverse fields RN can select any of the field of her interest and pursue training and education in same.

Role & Responsibilities

An RN is a very important constituent of high performance health care team. The RNs work under the direct supervision of Doctors and Advanced Practical Nurses and help them to deliver appropriate, timely and compassionate care. As soon as a patient enters the healthcare facility, RN measures and records blood pressure, weight, height, checks pulse, temperature and rate of respiration, etc. the parameters which are vital for the team to perform accurate diagnose.

The other important functions which the RNs perform are observance of any medication reaction, drawing of blood for testing, preparing patient for more vigorous testing procedures, preparing room with facilities with oxygen machines and catheters etc. In addition the RNs answer the patient calls, dressing, treatment and prevention of bedsores, feeding patients and maintaining medication documentation record.

Educational&Training Needs

High school diploma holders willing to adopt RN as their profession is required to undergo a two year practical training provided by many community colleges, some of the high schools also offer this training as a part of degree. 

On acquiring this training and gaining some experience the students need to take the National exam NCLEX-PN. Once you successfully pass the exam, you can obtain your license and practice as an RN. Good communication skills and strong will power to work under the supervision of a Doctor or Registered Nurse is necessary for this profession.

Compensation & Growth Prospects

RN earn higher in densely populated areas. Their employment scope is not limited to hospitals and clinics, those employed in home care agencies earn more than those employed in general Hospitals.

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