Patient Teaching Related to the Quality and Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines

Submitter Information

Author: Kathleen Szymanski, MSN, RN
Institution: Lake Michigan College

Competency Category(s)
Evidence-Based Practice, Informatics, Patient-Centered Care

Learner Level(s)
Pre-Licensure ADN/Diploma, Pre-Licensure BSN

Learner Setting(s)
Clinical Setting, Skills or Simulation Laboratories

Strategy Type
General Strategy

Learning Objectives

Patient-Centered Care
1. The student will examine ways to eliminate barriers from lack of accurate knowledge to involvement of patients in their own health
2. The student will demonstrate principles of effective communication with patients and families through the development of a written or oral presentation addressing COVID-19 vaccine safety.

1. The student will use high-quality electronic sources of healthcare information for patient teaching.
2. The student will provide examples of electronic healthcare sources that promote safe and high-quality patient care.

Evidence-Based Practice
1. Differentiate opinions from research and evidence as related to Covid 19 vaccinations.
2. Describe reliable sources for locating evidence reports and clinical practice guidelines for Covid vaccines.

Strategy Overview

As pre-licensure students begin to develop in their role as a trusted professional, they will encounter questions from patients that they cannot answer using their textbooks. When they encounter new diseases, medications, vaccinations, and treatments, they need to know where to access accurate, credible, quality information for themselves and their patients. With the plethora of misinformation on the internet, students will encounter patients who are making healthcare decisions based on false information. Students need to be able to understand where to find evidence-based information to include in patient education and how to present accurate information clearly, dispelling myths in a respectful manner, and guide patients towards trusted healthcare information on the internet.

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Evaluation Description

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This assignment was given as an online post-conference clinical discussion board. Students all met the objectives and I was impressed that all of the students identified appropriate online sources for their information. The patient teaching was objective and well presented.