Bedside Educational Tool: Improving Patient Education and Nursing Documentation [poster]




David, Katie
Dolan, Diana
Willson, Pamela

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Background: The aim of the Bedside Education Tool (BET) project was to increase patient discharge knowledge by expanding Krames© Patient Education (Krames) selections recorded in the Electronic Health Record (EHR). Methods: A descriptive pre- post-comparison evidence-based improvement project was undertaken to determine if cueing with a collaborative patient point-of-care educational tool facilitated nurse-patient education and discharge documentation. Three instruments were used: 1) BET Sheet, 2) Nurse Usability and Usefulness Survey, and 3) the patients EHR Discharge Record education section. Nursing staff were educated regarding documentation of Krames selections in the EHR. EHR record audits (N=230) were reviewed; 101 pre-implementation records and 129 post-implementation records. Results: Nurses on the selected medical-surgical unit, (N=37, 90.24%) participated in the BET project after education. BET project HealthStream education was completed. EHR Krames documentation increased 153% and the number of Krames items selected per patient increased 229% after the BET implementation. Conclusion: In hospitalized patients, the introduction of a patient-nurse bedside education collaborative tool (BET) increased collaborative patient-centered education and Krames education selections recorded in the EHR discharge plan.


This poster presentation is part of a capstone project submitted to the St. David's School of Nursing at Texas State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Nursing, December 2019.


patient education, educational tool, bedside education, nursing documentation, inpatient education, discharge education, Nursing


David, K., Dolan, D., & Willson, P. (2019). Bedside educational tool: Improving patient education and nursing documentation. Poster presented to the St. David's School of Nursing, Texas State University.


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