At the recent Planetree Conference, promoting patient-/person-centered care, we heard some of the best “evidence” that Health Nuts Media animation was having a truly wonderful impact upon patients. These patient success stories came from one of the good folks at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey where they are using HNM content via their interactive in-room patient video services system provided by our channel partner, TVR Communications.
Adriana Rizzolo, MSN RN CRNP, spoke about some of her experiences using Health Nuts Media’s patient education content. She is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who serves as the clinical leader for Pediatric Nursing within JFK Medical Center. Her skills include clinical expertise in pediatrics, evidence based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership.
Adrianna’s clinical expertise stems from 6 years experience as a Pediatric Acute Care and Critical Care Nurse at a level one trauma center. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her Master’s degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in Primary Care.
She spoke of many wonderful effects and affects that HNM content had provided, including how patients and their families seemed more at ease and more engaged after watching HNM educational videos. She noted the positive impact she had seen upon the ease with which she was able to discuss medical concerns with kids and parents after they had watched our content.
Here are a couple of quotes from her recent talk at Planetree:
“Mother of a newly diagnosed asthmatic child. She was extremely anxious about the new diagnosis and treatment he was being given. This in turn was making the patient upset. Although she was being informed of the plan of care by her healthcare providers, she was not focusing on the words staff was saying. We watched all of the Health Nuts asthma episodes together, from these videos she was able to gain understanding and formulate questions that were causing her anxiety. In addition, the videos enabled her to gain a clearer picture of the overall plan of care during the hospital stay. The videos provided her and her child a solid foundation to an overwhelming diagnosis.”
“An 8 year old boy who was going for a same day procedure under anesthesia. When I entered the room to do patient teaching, his eyes were welled with tears and he barely wanted to talk because of how nervous and afraid he was. After hands on teaching regarding the procedure, the Health Nuts anesthesia video, and a lot of questions he left for his procedure smiling and waving.”
Such stories make us smile, too!
Posted – October 16, 2012