A Guide To Educating Patients

Course Summary

1. Title: A Guide To Educating Patients

2. Keywords/Themes: Patient Education, effective
educator, model of patient education outcomes, four steps to educating,
grasping patient concerns

Course Description:

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.

4. Intended
Audience: healthcare providers that contract
with the Iowa Department of Public Health WISEWOMAN/Care
for Yourself
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

5. Learning Objectives:

After completing this
course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe what
    benefits can be gained from providing patient education.
  • Describe how
    the elements of the patient education model can affect patient outcomes.
  • Explain what
    is involved in each of the four steps to patient education.
  • Demonstrate how
    evaluation is used in all four steps of patient education.
  • Identify questions
    that would be used to assess the patient’s needs, concerns and
  • Recognize how
    culture will affect the assessment, planning, implementation and
    evaluation of patient education.
  • Identify important
    considerations when developing mutual goals when building your plan.
  • Explain what
    the important elements are to get the message conveyed to your patient.
  • Indicate ways
    in which challenges and barriers can be overcome.
  • Describe the
    importance of documenting and/ or keeping detailed records.

6. Pre-requisites/Learning Level: No pre-requisites

7. Competencies addressed:

Core Competencies for Public Health
Professionals identified:

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning

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).

8. CEUs Offered: None

9. Cost: Free

10. Modality/format: Online Self-Pace

11. Length: 1 hour

12. Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts: Terry Meek

13. Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

14. Registration requirements: Register a free account

15. Creation and/or update: November 12, 2012