Reply To: specialty education resources for nonenglish speakers, also unable to read & write

  • LeighAnna Hutchinson

    Member
    March 24, 2022 at 3:04 pm

    In the past, we have made a color coded medication chart with pictures of the medication, times to be given (either written out like their watch or a picture of a standard clock). We would color code each medication bottle and place the same color line on the syringe to where they needed to draw it up to. 

    Then we would work with translation to go over everything and complete a “rooming in” process where the family would have to ask for the medication at the right time and demonstrate being about to administer the right dose.

    It takes a lot of patience and compassion but I’ve seen it work very well!

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    LeighAnna Hutchinson, DNP,APRN,FNP-BC
    Taylor Lake Village, TX
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 03-24-2022 01:57 PM
    From: Jessica Gana
    Subject: specialty education resources for nonenglish speakers, also unable to read & write

    Wondering if anyone has resources to share that they have developed or used to provide education needed for complex discharge for non English speaking families who are also unable to read/ write in both Spanish and English. Examples of this could be graphics, videos, pictures, etc

    If you have any resources to share, it would be extremely helpful especially on the following topics:
    -Trach care
    -G tube
    -Medications

    Thank you in advance!

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    Jessica Gana, BSN,RN,CPHON
    Oncology Nurse Navigator
    Life With Cancer at Inova Children’s Hospital
    Falls Church, VA
    United States
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