Planning/Implementation Client/Family Education

Planning/Implementation Client/Family Education 150 150 Tony Guo


    • Risk for injury
      • Provide safe and supportive environment.
      • Administer substitution therapy.
    • Denial
      • Develop trust.
      • Identify maladaptive behaviors or situations.
    • Ineffective coping
      • Establish trust.
      • Set limits.
      • Explore options.
    • Dysfunctional family processes
      • Review history.
      • Provide information.
      • Involve the family.

Client/Family Education

  • Nature of the illness
  • Effects of (substance) on the body
    • Alcohol
    • Other C N S depressants
    • Hallucinogens
    • Inhalants
    • Opioids
    • Cannabis
  • Ways in which use of substance affects life
  • Management of the illness
    • Activities to substitute for (substance) in times of stress
    • Relaxation techniques
      • Progressive relaxation, tense and relax, deep breathing, autogenics
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Essentials of good nutrition
  • Support services
    • Financial assistance
    • Legal assistance
    • Alcoholics Anonymous (or other support group specific to another substance)
    • One-to-one support person


  • Evaluation involves reassessment to determine whether the nursing interventions have been effective in achieving the intended goals of care.

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