The solutions that are developed by Winstanley Associates are used by all types of healthcare institutions – hospitals, medical centers, and clinics, governments, and health plan companies.
Clients have embraced it as a tool to help them provide quality care and patient education.
The education is consistent, timely and allows the nurse to provide the necessary education for discharge and self-care at home. Patient and nurse satisfaction is high. Since it is available 24/7, the burden of education does not fall to one shift but can be done when the patient/family is ready and/or available to learn.
Use of Winstanley Associates’ patient education solution resolved the following issues:
Staffing – need to be able to block at least 30 minutes to do the education each shift per nurse. Simple versus complex education can take 120 minutes or more. What happens on days when staffing to care for patients is a challenge? How much time is allocated for patient teaching?
Patient readiness to learn – nurse had the time to present the education but the patient is in pain, scheduled for a test or the family member caring for the patent is not available due to work or child care schedules. The Educational opportunity is missed. When the nurse has the opportunity to educate, will the patient be ready to learn? Will the family member be available? This could cause a delay in patient discharges to home.
Missed opportunities could mean delays in discharges or patients discharged with inadequate education – This could translate into higher patient care costs; increase patient length of stay, lack of information to do self-care at home causing an emergency department visit or a readmission to the hospital.
Consistent education – the education content was always the same ensuring that all the key aspects of the topic were covered. Nurses that were not as familiar with the education topic now had a tool to help them educate the patient/family for discharge and/or self-care. It allowed for the patient/family to choose their learning preference: audio, visual, reading.
How The Kiosk Helps The Patient / Family To Learn
What Is A Kiosk? Constructed for strength, durability and grounded A case to house the computer for the software and the printer Can be stationary or portable with swivel casters for easy mobility Contains a Kiosk Touch Screen Monitor, Speakers and Printer Meets Hospital Infection Control Standards for a wipe-free bacteria […]
Patient Education Program for Diabetes Education
THE CHALLENGE: Patient education has been one of the primary functions of a nurse. With longer life expectancy, increasing disease chronicity and trend to keep patients at home, effective patient education has become a priority focus in health care. Unfortunately, even if patient education is an important health care function, it is subject to inconsistency […]
Diabetes Education for Patients
The Patient Education Kiosk with X-Plain® Diabetes Education Software Used by the nurses to educate patients and families about Diabetes. The nurse brings the kiosk to the patient’s room and gives them a brief introduction and demonstration. Patient receives a packet of information about the kiosk and how to use it. How does the […]