Information Handouts in Enhancing Patient Education
Medication Side Effects Patient Safety
Emmah Kargbo, Erika Kelly, Sara Kelly, Susan Misterek, Tenequa Howard
Nursing 130 â€“ Spring 2020
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PICO Question: In hospital settings, how does using informational handouts to educate patients about medication side effects improve their acquired knowledge compared to relying on the nursesâ€™ verbal education alone?
Analysis of Evidence
Focusing on making sure that the patient understood the medication, its generic name and at least five possible side effects, helped improve the satisfaction. Pamphlets are handed to patients in language that they understand, and they are encouraged to ask questions.
The use of Teach-back toolkit allowed nurses and caregivers to better understand the medication.
The use of educational approach to teach about the medication side effects has shown increase in satisfaction of the hospitalized patients
The use of Innovative Teach-back Toolkit
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