The impact of the community referral presentation upon client discharge teaching
Dahlgren Gunnels, Mary
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The community referral presentation [CRP] is an educational strategy to enhance the ability of the registered nurse to provide effective client discharge teaching. The purposes of this study were to determine the effectiveness of the CRP and to evaluate the frequency of community referrals, provided by registered nurses in the emergency department of an urban public hospital in the southwestern United States. A sample of 64 registered nurses was utilized in this study. Analysis of the data revealed that the 32 nurses who attended the CRP provided more community referrals than the 32 nurses who did not attend the CRP. There was no correlation between the number of yea rs in professional nursing and a higher frequency of community referrals. The final results of the study indicated that educational presentations which provide patient education strategies for nurses in the emergency department are feasible.