ADN 221 L
(10 Points Total– Due with Hospital/Rotation)
(The teaching is on a subject of your choice that you present to a patient/client, friend or peer.)
STUDENT: __Melissa Ibarra__Date of teaching:11/10/12
WHO DID YOU TEACH?Peripheral neuropathy r/t diabetes type 2AGE (s)64 year-oldfemale
DIAGNOSIS:Peripheral neuropathy r/t diabetesmellitustype 2
RATIONALE FOR TEACHING PLAN (1 pt.)
As the incidence of Diabetes Mellitus type II has more than tripled from 493,000 in 1980 to over
1.7 million in 2010, the need for peripheral neuropathy a known complication of type II diabetes
mellitus education has proven to paramount in the treatment and management of
diabetes.("Annual number (in," 2012)Another rationale for this teaching plan is that
complications of peripheral neuropathy are often the causes of hospital admissions for diabetic
patients due to preventable infectionsand loss of limbs.
Learning Objectives for Patient/ Client/Community/ Staff/ Other(3 pts.)
1. The patient will be able to describe their diabetic medications and the properly take
the medications such as insulin.
2. The patient will be able to list symptoms and complications of peripheral neuropathy
and demonstrate proper foot care.
3. The patient will be able to do self-monitoring of blood glucose using a blood glucose
meter as evidenced by demonstration of the technique to the nurse.
4. The patient will be able to verbalize correct understanding of infection prevention
practices such as activities to practice and avoid. In addition, the patient will also
identify at least two community sources where treatment and support for patients w/
peripheral neuropathy can be provided.
CONTENT OF TEACHING PLAN(2 pts.)
As peripheral neuropathy presents a growing concern to many patients with diabetes mellitus
type II, members of the health care team are educating the specified patient population regarding
behaviors to identify, treat, and prevent complications of peripheral neuropathy.Since proactive
prevention and treatment of peripheral neuropathy can prove challenging and confusing to the
already overwhelmed diabetic patient, this teaching plan serves in the purpose of defining and
recommending methods of treating and prevention of signs and symptoms of peripheral
neuropathy. The focus of this patient teaching overall encourage patient’s control of diabetes,
control of pain associated with peripheral neuropathy, and prevention of skin breakdown and
infection of utmost importance in preserving and prolonging the patient’s quality of life.
TECHNIQUES/METHODSUSED TO TEACH CONTENT (1pt.)
Handouts, visual (power point presentation), and demonstration
Used handouts with illustrations of wounds resulting from peripheral neuropathy complications
as well as a power point presentation to educate the audience on methods to detect, understand,
and treat peripheral neuropathy.
Evaluation of Plan(3 pts.)(Self-evaluation of how the teaching went and was each objective
Upon conclusion of the teaching plan presentation students verbalized understanding on effective
ways of detecting, treating and preventing complications of peripheral neuropathy. Some
prevention actions discussed were such as advising the patient to avoid walking barefoot and
prompt reporting of skin breakdown. Students were also able to explain pathophysiology of the
peripheral neuropathy by explaining the importance of insulin management and the effect of
elevated blood sugar on nerve tissue. In addition students also discussed experiences from
previous patients with peripheral neuropathy and the treatments utilized to treat the condition.
8 PTS. TOTAL
(To be presented in post-conference. Please present this grading form to your clinical
instructor prior to your presentation.)
Report should include diagnosis definition, Etiology, diagnostic tests, clinical
manifestations or S & S, complications, prognosis, nursing interventions, and related
TOPIC: Peripheral Neuropathy
Presentation Skills: (1 point total)
1. Eye Contact
2. Voice Projection
3. General Style (appearance, distracting movements)
Content & Organizations: (1 point each)
5. Objectives/Outline (Handout)
6. Depth of Knowledge
7. Accuracy of Content
8. Flow of Presentation
9. Audience Involvement/ Handouts used
10.Closure – Q & A
TOTAL SCORE out of 8: _________________
Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(2012).Annual number (in thousands) of new cases of diagnosed diabetes among adults
aged 18–79 years, united states, 1980–2010. Retrieved from Division of Diabetes
Translation website: http://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/statistics/incidence/fig1.htm
Stoppler, M., & Standiford, H. I. (2012, April 04). Peripheral neuropathy. Retrieved from
National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (2012, September 19). Peripheral
neuropathy fact sheet. Retrieved from
National Institutes of Health, (2011).Peripheral neuropathy peripheral neuritis; neuropathy -
peripheral; neuritis - peripheral. Retrieved from website:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov