Providing Patient and Caregiver Training 2010

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An electronic literature search for articles published between January 1990 and October 2009 was conducted by using the MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library databases. The update of this clinical practice guideline is the result of reviewing a total of 7 clinical trials and systematic reviews, and 33 articles investigating patient, family, and caregiver training. The following recommendations are made following the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) criteria: (1) It is suggested that RTs take an active role in educating patient, family, and caregivers in the management of their cardiopulmonary disease state.

Keywords: caregiver training; cultural competence and patient education; medical outcome; patient care training; teaching health literacy

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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