Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients who have aphasia. These nurses reinforce teaching to clients who have difficulty communicating. This blog post will discuss how nurses work with patients and the steps they take to help them learn and retain information.
Steps that Nurses Take to Help Patients Learn and Retain Information:
A nurse must assess a client’s needs before teaching can occur. The assessment will determine the patient’s strengths, limitations, and learning style. It is important for nurses to know what resources their patients may have outside of themselves in order to be able to teach them.
It is necessary for nurses who work with clients who have aphasia not only to understand how memory works but also to learn some strategies on how they as educators can help clients retain information from conversations or lectures by using specific techniques. These include drawing pictures when explaining concepts; telling stories about related topics when discussing new ones.