A Guide To Educating Patients

Category: Health Care

There are five sections in this course:

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Section 2: Step 1 – Assessment
  • Section 3: Step 2 - Planning
  • Section 4: Step 3 – Implementing
  • Section 5: Step 4 – Documenting

There is a post-test at the end of the course.

Intended Audience

healthcare providers that contract with the Iowa Department of Public Health WISEWOMAN/Care for Yourself program to provide cardiovascular screening and treatment to eligible women, ages 40-64. The training course would also prove beneficial for any healthcare providers considering the implementation of patient education into their practice

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describewhat benefits can be gained from providing patient education
  • Describehow the elements of the patient education model can affect patient outcomes
  • Explainwhat is involved in each of the four steps to patient education
  • Demonstratehow evaluation is used in all four steps of patient education
  • Identifyquestions that would be used to assess the patient’s needs, concerns and preferences
  • Recognizehow culture will affect the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients education
  • Identifyimportant considerations when developing mutual goals when building your plan
  • Explainwhat the important elements are to get the message conveyed to your patient
  • Indicateways in which challenges and barriers can be overcome
  • Describethe importance of documenting and/or keeping detailed records

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Competencies identified

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2A8. Implements policies, programs, and services
  • 2A10. Gathers information for evaluating policies, programs, and services (e.g. outputs, outcomes, processes, procedures, return on investment)

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • 3A1. Identifies the literacy of populations served (e.g. ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy.)

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Terry Meek

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

November 12, 2012