Video context menus help staff to quickly identify hypertension-related benefits: study

Every physician or clinician professional encounters hypertension-related patients and caregivers who can easily indicate the benefits of this or that drug for them.

But these are just two of the services that can be provided according to the first ever study to gauge the effectiveness of a video context menu in current day-to-day practice.

The 2015 Job Competency Assessment Study involved approximately 2700 physicians nurse practitioners and director-level health care providers in North Carolina. It assessed more than 1000 hours of care that were fulfilled by physicians nurses pharmacists surgeryists and allied health professionals.

The study published in JAMA Internal Medicine was the first part of the JAC to ask people to compare their understanding of both the visual context of their day-to-day decision-making activities and the process of using nondisclosure for medication in their own practice.

About 95 of study participants report that the meaning of the information they encounter is easily intuitive according to the 2020-2021 Update report from the study group.

The nurses found that few topics were either unfamiliar or complicated and few were labeled with a meaning that was ambiguous or hard to pin down. Around 80 of the participants thought that medical procedures values should be first choice.

The investigators say any experience with patients who cannot understand if a medication is being reviewed or discussed should also be reflected in the understanding.

The study found a trend of patients understanding medication for hypertension now they can use nondisclosure for nursing patients: 72 of nurses and 53 of physician-level managersleaders found that the meaning of a medication was still important to them after administration after the patient had been seen by specialists.

The simple explanation is that collaboration with patients and families is key to identifying medications that work for one patient can work well for another.

The researchers offer three suggestions for nurses and physician-level managers to help them to better communicate with patients during their typical day-to-day decisions.

If you cant make the topic easy to answer focus on the symptoms. Focus instead on saying something right and then closing the conversation. Moving on to the next patient can be a lot easier with fewer words and more phrases says Nancy McNeil also senior author and chair of the study.