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
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.
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
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
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
Domain 3: Communication Skills
3A1. Identifies the literacy of populations served (e.g.,
ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social
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
14. Registration requirements: Register a free account
15. Creation and/or update: November 12, 2012