Topic 1 DQ 2

Topic 1 DQ 2

Please write a paragraph with your opinion based on the text bellow. Please include citations and references in case you need to used for the question.



When addressing the, “Guideline for Writing Learning Objectives.” How will I articulate the objective for both patient and family?

What are my goals in patient and family education. The need to identify any learning barriers. What are my desire outcome? Do I have short term and long-term goal for my patient and family?

Any nurse even with the best intentions may fall short if learning objectives are not realistic.

Example of this would be.

Today I have been assigned a patient who had an artificial knee replacement this morning.

The first concern would be to address the management of pain. The patient is on a PCA pump for the first 12 hours. The nurse should educate for the patient to manage the pain by either using the PCA pump as needed. Educate the patient that they will not be over medication as the pump is program to lock them out if the attempt to medicate themselves excessively. The patient should try to ambulate as some as possible which would reduce to change of blood clots and promote the bowel movements.

My desired short-term goal is to have the patient rate their pain less than 5 on the pain scale for the first 24 hours. Have them ambulate to the bathroom within the first 12 hours post-op. The patient should have a bowel movement within the first 24 hours. Those are for measurable outcomes for my patient. I have now address that the patient is hard of hearing which causes a learning barrier, but can read lips and enjoys reading. I will make sure I am facing him when speaking and alert all disciplines to do so as well. I will also provide written instruction.