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111 - Health Literacy: What It Is and What It Means to You and Your Patients

‐ Sep 25, 2015 11:30am

Credits: None available.

This session explores how effective patient education improves outcomes, helps prevent readmission, and reduces health care costs.

Contact hours available until 9/27/2017.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Member Tammy Mitchell discloses that she holds stock with Hill-Rom.

There are no other disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA)

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.

1. Explain the financial impact and implications of low health literacy on the health care delivery system and the scope of the problem.
2. Define health literacy and its importance and identify at-risk populations.
3. Describe the components of health literacy and identify patients with low health literacy.
4. Review the basics of learning and the ways to adapt everyday clinical practices.
5. Outline information that requires adaptation and how to modify verbal and printed information to improve comprehension in low health literacy clients.



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