Educating Patients: Creating Teaching Moments in Practice


About the Course 
The purpose of this course is to provide HCPs with current evidence-based information to help them learn and apply skills and practice for effective patient and family teaching in a variety of settings. Effective education is essential to help patients and family gain knowledge. This is important to help them to manage health, improve adherence to healthcare plans, cope with health changes, participate actively in the decision-making process, and promote an overall healthy lifestyle. All healthcare professionals (HCPs) can identify teaching opportunities to assess and provide effective education.   

Learning Outcomes  
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to:

  • Appraise the significance of effective patient and family education on patient outcomes. 
  • Examine barriers to learning in the healthcare setting and the related effects on a person’s learning capability. 
  • Analyze teaching strategies that deliver effective learning to the patient and/or family.
  • Discuss how to create teachable moments in healthcare settings. 

Activity type: Knowledge - Based

Target Audience: Pharmacists

About the Author 
Kim Maryniak, PhD, RNC-NIC, NEA-BC, has more than 33 years of nursing experience in medical-surgical, psychiatry, pediatrics, progressive care, and adult and neonatal intensive care. She has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, instructor, manager, director, and chief nursing officer. Kim graduated with a nursing diploma from Foothills Hospital School of Nursing in Calgary, Alberta, in 1989. She achieved her bachelor in nursing through Athabasca University, Alberta, in 2000; her master of science in nursing through University of Phoenix in 2005; and her PhD in nursing through the University of Phoenix in 2018. Kim is certified in neonatal intensive care nursing and as a nurse executive, advanced. She is active in the American Nurses Association and the American Organization of Nurse Leaders. Kim’s current and previous roles include nursing leadership, research utilization, nursing peer review and advancement, education, use of simulation, quality, process improvement, professional development, infection control, patient throughput, nursing operations, professional practice, and curriculum development.  

How to Receive Credit

  • Read the entire course online or in print or which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.  
  • Depending on your profession you will either Affirm completion of this course or you will need to complete the final exam with a passing score of 75% or higher. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.  
  • Provide required personal and payment information.  
  • Complete the mandatory Course Evaluation.  
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.? 

Resolution of Conflict of Interest  
Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.  

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement  
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept support from ineligible companies. Furthermore, ineligible companies are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.  

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers. 

Accreditations and Approvals  
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


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Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. (Provider #0607).