If you patient has Macular Degeneration know as their nurse they may have some loss of vision as described in the video above.   It’s common for patients with some vision loss (and hearing loss) not to admit their senses are deteriorating.   As their nurse, if you are preforming patient teaching and are giving them handouts, discharge papers, etc., ask them to tell you what they see on the handouts.  “Can you tell me the date and time of your next follow up appointment with Dr. Hun is?”  When you give them the call light remote and tell them which button is to call for nursing help ask them to point to the button they will push for help.

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