Parenteral Nutrition for Children Leaflet
Leaflet developed to give patients, parents and carers some basic and consistent information about the parenteral nutrition that they were receiving.
The leaflet was developed as part of a junior doctor project looking at improving information sharing to parents of children receiving parenteral nutrition.
To provide the patient / carer information regarding provision of parenteral nutrition which is visually attractive and easy to understand.
The information would hopefully answer most of the question that they might have, some of which they may not think about when they are being informed of the treatment plan. It will also give them an opportunity to read at their own leisure and absorb and understand the information better.
The leaflet also directs them to other websites for further information and also a contact number for the Nutrition Team Nurse. Feedback from parents was collected to inform the design process of the leaflet.
The leaflet uses colour and pictures to aid the transfer of information and makes it more attractive to read.
The pharmacist is the main point of contact for the paediatric nutrition team and will be the individual responsible for distributing them. This has produced a very useful information leaflet for parents / carers, containing all the relevant information and detail.
Challenges and learning
Keep it simple and engage patients / carers early in the process of leaflet production.
The leaflet is reviewed and updated periodically (not defined).
Presented at NPPG conference 2015.
Project Lead: Anthony Lewis, Children and Women Clinical Board Pharmacist
Organisation: Cardiff and Vale UHB