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QOD 42: Communication with a Patient with Hearing Loss (Fundamentals/Basic Care and Comfort)

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Answer:

B. Writing down pertinent information for the patient to read

Rationale: 

A patient with hearing loss and who has no assistive devices for hearing needs teaching through a method that promotes another one of the senses, such as through reading visual materials. It is not appropriate to shout at a patient, expect him to lip read, or mime the actions.


Date Published - Mar 8, 2016
Date Modified - Jul 11, 2016