Why is the introduction
Adult patients begin dialysis with varied emotional and physical states. They are embarking on a new chapter in their lives, and your communication with them can significantly affect how well they learn. Learning how to perform their dialysis procedures involves the emotional, cognitive, and physical realms.
Patients don’t know what to expect in terms of their training. They might be worried about how the dialysis will impact their lives, and may be fearful about their ability to handle this new responsibility. It is important to do all that you can to help them feel relaxed and confident. Establishing rapport early in the training process, and letting patients know that they will help control their pace of instruction is reassuring. Patients are also reassured when they are being trained by experts who have experience working with dialysis patients.
You will have two types of introductions: an introduction to the overall training when you begin the training, and an introduction to each lesson. A good introduction prepares your learners for the skills or knowledge that they are about to learn. It signals to your learners that they should pay attention because something meaningful is about to occur.
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