Essentials of Patient Education
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Note: This course must be completed by 12/31/16. Contact hours will not be awarded beyond this date.
Nurses have a key role in teaching patients. Essentials of Patient Education is a comprehensive CE course for nurses who want to improve their skills in patient teaching health education and health promotion. It addresses the basic foundations of the education process the needs and characteristics of the learner and the instructional techniques and strategies appropriate for teaching and learning. Emphasis is placed on the nurse functioning as a facilitator and partner with the learner rather than the traditional role of 'information giver'.
- Describe how to assess patient learning needs, styles, and motivational levels.
- Discuss various learning theories and their differences.
- Describe how literacy skills impact patient teaching.
- Describe how to assess readability and suitability of materials.
- Identify different instructional techniques and strategies for teaching and learning.
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various instructional materials.
- Identify the best tools for particular teaching situations.
- Describe how developmental stages impact the teaching-learning process.
- Discuss how motivation and compliance are related to a learner's health behaviors.
- Describe how gender socioeconomic status and culture impact teaching and learning.
- Discuss how advances in technology help people learn.
- Discuss effective teaching methods and evaluation models.
- Discuss the impact of technology in education.
- Describe media options to enhance learning.
Janet L. Jaeger, RN, MS, CLNC, has nearly 30 years of nursing education experience. As a longtime faculty member of the practical nursing program at Ridgewater College Willmar Minnesota Jaeger focused on maternal-child and adult medical-surgical nursing human growth and development communications and trends in health care. Clinically she supervised nursing students on pediatric units and adult surgical units. Experienced in writing nursing curricula Jaeger also developed simulations to complement clinical experiences. In 2004 Jaeger completed the Vickie Milazzo Institute's Certified/Nurse Consultant Legal course and has since established her own business Premier Legal Nurse Consulting LLC. Her particular areas of interest are education medical-legal issues in health care pediatric care hospice care and bereavement. Jaeger is also an active volunteer with Rice Hospice Willmar Minnesota.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date the course is ordered.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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