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The AAAA phases of the nursing process are discussed as they relate to health teaching with medication therapy.
The AAAA phase of the nursing process as it relates to medication teaching gathers the data that will be the basis of the health teaching plan. This includes BBBB data.
- a. assessment
- b. subjective and objective
Of the assessment data collected, subjective data give the nurse an overview of the AAAA, BBBB, and CCCC. The data must include all over-the-counter (or OTC) medications; herbal remedies; DDDD; alcohol; and tobacco used.
- a. past and current health history
- b. the current client medication plan
- c. the client’s knowledge and perception of the effectiveness of the current plan
- d. street drugs
In medication history assessment, it is important for the nurse to note AAAA and BBBB.
- a. all allergies to medications
- b. all food and dye intolerance and reactions
For all teaching preparation assessments, including med teaching, the nurse must also gather information on the client’s AAAA, BBBB, CCCC, DDDD, and primary language.
- a. learning style preferences
- b. readiness to learn
- c. mental status
- d. financial status
Med teaching assessment objective data are gathered with a AAAA; this includes any client limitations that could BBBB. Diagnostic and laboratory testing focus on those body systems that will be, or are affected by, CCCC medication therapy.
- a. physical health assessment
- b. interfere with medication self-administration
- c. current and future
For medication teaching the assessment data help identify clients AAAA and BBBB.
- a. at high risk for adverse reactions
- b. noncompliance with medication therapy
Analysis of the assessment data assists the nurse in making nursing diagnoses, both AAAA and BBBB. These nursing diagnoses help guide the rest of the plan of care, including medication teaching.
The planning phase of the nursing process focuses on working with the patient to AAAA. After the goals are created, the nurse develops nursing interventions designed to help the client meet the goals. Effective goals are BBBB, CCCC, DDDD, and realistic. These goals are shared with the health care team.
- a. set goals or expected outcomes
- b. client centered
- c. acceptable to the client and nurse
- d. measurable
Client education regarding the medication regimen is a key piece of the AAAA of the plan. Also included in this phase are BBBB and CCCC.
- a. implementation phase
- b. administration of medications
- c. assessment of medication effectiveness
In preparing the education plan for the client, the nurse uses assessment data to suggest the AAAA and the BBBB.
- a. number and complexity of the educational sessions
- b. client’s motivation and readiness to learn
The nurse must keep in mind that the information AAAA to the client’s interest and level of understanding.
should be tailored
It might be helpful for the nurse to have an AAAA.
outline of the planned teaching points
It may help with the education of the client to AAAA of the client.
include a family member or friend involved in the care
The client should be given AAAA for questions and concerns.
appropriate contact information for the nurse or health care provider
It is also important for the nurse to be culturally sensitive while AAAA. This sensitivity includes any cultural expectations imposed on the client and any communication behaviors that are acceptable within the client’s culture.
providing teaching to the client
A teaching plan with interventions that AAAA and active participation by the client helps enhance learning. BBBB involved in the client’s care provide client confidence.
- a. stimulate several senses
- b. Return demonstrations by the client and others
The evaluation phase of the plan is ongoing, and it AAAA. If a client goal is not met, the nurse returns to BBBB and establishes new goals and interventions as necessary.
- a. documents attainment of the final goal
- b. the assessment phase