Patient Education

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We carry so much responsibility most days, and educating our patients can seem like a very daunting and impossible task to fit in at times. In this class, our goal is to give you practical tools to educate your patient and their support team effectively. You may be thinking; I don’t have all the time to do this! Especially when you are new, you can barely keep up with all the tasks and charting… but we find repeatedly that the better, the more clearly you provide education to your patients, the easier your job is in the long run. 

When we discussed building rapport, trust, advocating and giving them the right to self-determination in your Foundations class; patient education is the gateway to achieving all those things for your care. You get there quicker and easier when you provide this education. The goal would be for the patient to completely understand what’s happening with their body/health and that they get to participate in that process! Think of patient education as preventive medicine. Sarah will go over topics like education versus informed consent, how to talk through EFM, how to explain pushing and inductions, and more! You will learn all of Sarah’s tips and by the end of this class, you will have tons of scripts you can incorporate into your practice.

At the end of this course it is expected that the student can:

  1. Explain the nurses role in patient education 
  2. Develop a plan to implement 2 teaching tools at the bedside
  3. Summarize the three components of patient education
  4. Formulate a plan to assess, teach and verify

*7 CEs from the California BRN will be awarded upon completion of this class. Class access expires 2 yrs from purchase.