Preoperative teaching in the preadmission clinic

J Nurs Staff Dev. 1998 Jan-Feb;14(1):52-6.


In this article, the author proposes that instructional design be used as a foundation for a teaching model in the preadmission clinic and that the educational process be based on theories developed within the fields of health care and adult education. Furthermore, the author suggests that the process of patient education, as conducted within the preadmission setting, should necessitate an assessment of the general characteristics of the adult as a learner, of the specific characteristics of the adult as a presurgical patient, and of the unique individual cognitive processes distinctive to each patient. This information should be integrated in a new framework to create a comprehensive and personalized patient teaching model.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Humans
  • Models, Educational
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Outpatient Clinics, Hospital*
  • Patient Admission*
  • Patient Education as Topic / methods*
  • Preoperative Care / methods*
  • Psychology, Educational