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April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT


Patient Education Resources

As a result of participating in this workshop, participants should: Knowledge • Recognize when and why a patient education handout would be needed. • Name several subscription web services from which the library subscribe to patient education resources: MDConsult, Epocrates, Health and Wellness Center • Name several free online resources for patient education materials which might include MedlinePlus,,, ACOG, AAP, ADA. • List several considerations for using a handout with a certain patient which might include the language, reading level, demand management value, the design, use of images, and cultural considerations. • Identify a method for determining the reading level of a handout. • Teach medical students to education patients. Skills • Find a patient education handout online. • Modify the handout and print it out. • Determine the reading level of a handout • Translate a handout to another language Attitudes • Appreciate the value of a handout to improve a patient’s satisfaction as well as compliance with instructions • Appreciate that patients do not always remember nor understand the instructions which a physician provides verbally for a variety of reasons.
Tallahassee Regional Campus
FSU College of Mediciine
Mark Strickland
  • 2 AMA

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