Which nursing action would be most effective in helping this client understand wound care instructions? The nurse is preparing a client who speaks little English for discharge after emergency gallbladder surgery.
A. Ask frequently if the client understands the instructions. B. Ask an interpreter to relay the instructions to the client. C. Write out the instructions and have a family member read them to the client. D. Demonstrate the procedure to the client and have the client return the demonstration.
Demostrate the procedure to the client and have the client return the demonstration.
Demonstration by the nurse with a return demonstration by the client ensures that the client can perform wound care using the correct technique. Clients may claim to understand discharge instructions when they do not. An interpreter or family member may communicate the verbal or written instructions inaccurately.