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Providing information i...

Yes, I keep coming back to this one key point: providing information is not the same as providing education. I love technology. I love apps. They are our future. But I cringe every time I read that the digital and mobile delivery of health information should be our response to...

Is the way you teach pa...

A recent study (Melnyk, et al., 2016) reported that although Chief Nursing Executives believe an evidence-based practice results in high quality care, it is ranked a low priority with little budget allocation.  “To achieve higher healthcare quality and safety along with decreased...

First Aid for Folks wit...

When a patient has a heart condition, we ask family members to learn CPR, in case of emergency. When a patient has a mental health problem, we should consider sending their family members to a Mental Health First Aid course. Yes, they exist. From the Mental Health First Aid website: The...

Is patient education so...

“Although bedside nurses do see patient education as part of their job, competing demands, high acuity level of patients now admitted to the hospital, their limited self-knowledge regarding new therapies and tools, and confusion regarding teaching expectations serve as barriers...