which is the key, is so important to maintain integrity to the skin specially in her feet. Open skin gives an entry way for bacteria and this can cause and infection. I will recommend the proper use of shoes at all times when walking and that the proper shoes should have the toes covered protecting the whole foot from injury. When putting on shoes, inspecting the shoes is also important making sure there is nothing inside the shoe that can cause harm (Diabetes, n.d.). Keeping her feet dry is an important intervention too because moist can break the skin as well and the other hand the patient should also inspect that her feet are not too dry either because it can cause a crack in the skin allowing bacteria to enter. Lastly is important to recommend a diabetic foot cream (Diabetes, n.d.). Teaching Tool Since every patient learns and retain the information in a different way, the information presented should use a variety of teaching methods, for example some could understand instructions that are recited to them and others would benefit from information been written down in a pamphlet. The pamphlet should be easy to read, leaving some blank space if patient needs to make some notations to the information that is taught to them. The pamphlets are useful because the patients can take this information home to them and this serves them as a reference if any questions come to their mind when we are not longer present. The words in this pamphlets should be easy to understand avoiding medical terms so its easy to understand to most of the population. “It is acceptable for patient teaching materials to be written in language equal to that of an 8 th or 9 th grade education. This is determined by word and sentence length, syllables and 13
COMPLETE PATIENT ASSESSMENT punctuation” (Flesch Reading, n.d.). Following all the above will give patients the best chance at succeeding because they were able to understand and follow the plan of care. 14
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