Quality Priority Area. Tonya Anderson NURS 7350 EBP. Overview.
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Education is an important part of patient treatment. We can give a patient instructions on how to take medication and a general description of the treatments and disease but if they do not understand the disease and the rationale behind the treatments then the patient will be less likely to have optimal outcomes.
In this presentation we will look at the following things:
In patients with atrial fibrillation, how does individualized patient education rather than generalized education affect the patient ability to adhere to treatment.
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