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Enhancing patient education through clinical nurse specialist collaboration.
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PMID:  23059716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: : The purpose of this article was to describe a collaborative clinical nurse specialist (CNS) project to enhance the patient education provided by registered nurses across 7 medical nursing units in an acute care hospital.
BACKGROUND: : Electronic data reviews assisted the medical CNSs with identifying a deficit in using appropriate education plans and documentation of patient education.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT: : The interventions implemented included the creation of new patient education brochures, updating the electronic system to enhance nurses' ability to provide patient education materials and to simplify documentation, creating a video-on-demand education channel, and ensuring that patient education materials were easily accessible.
OUTCOME: : Postassessment results showed that nurses' reported use of disease-specific education plan increased 33%. The staff's perception of the importance of documenting patient education provided also increased 9%.
CONCLUSION: : This project demonstrates CNSs' ability to design, develop, and implement a systematic and structured process to promote a consistent way for medical nurses to utilize the best disease-specific patient education resources.
IMPLICATIONS: : With hospital stays being shorter and patients more acutely ill, partnering with the patients in learning how to manage their care as they transition from the hospital to home is key to help prevent hospital readmissions.
Katherine Chick; Kristin Negley; Beth Sievers; Karyl Tammel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nurse specialist CNS     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1538-9782     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nurse Spec     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8709115     Medline TA:  Clin Nurse Spec     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  317-22     Citation Subset:  N    
Author Affiliations: Clinical Nurse Specialists, Saint Marys Campus, Mayo Clinic.
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