Post-Summer Forum Program

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Getting the Best Return on Your Investment: Maximizing Patient Education

1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Joseph Sorbello MEd RRT/Presiding

Course capacity limited. Pre-registration required. Deadline: Monday, July 9, or when course is full. Approved for 3.25 hours of continuing education credits (CRCE). You must attend the entire course to receive CRCE credit; no partial credit will be awarded.

Target Audience: Program Directors, Directors of Clinical Education, Department Managers, and Hospital-based Educators

Students must learn the skills of patient education… the bedside clinician must master it. As the US health care system moves forward with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, department managers must identify new, untraditional roles for the RT that focus on prevention rather than treatment, disease management, and patient education. This Summer Forum post-course will provide the necessary skills to educators and managers on how to develop these skills with students and staff.

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Know Your Audience

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP, Columbus OH

Understanding the background, beliefs, experiences, and preferences of your audience starts the education intervention off on the right foot and goes a long way toward ensuring effectiveness. A variety of educational principles will be presented, including culturally appropriate pedagogy, age-appropriate education, and family-centered education. Common educational encounters will be used to illustrate the application of the above principles.

Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
2:25 pm – 3:15 pm

Overcoming the Odds

Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC, Columbia MO

Information provided within the health care setting does not exist in a vacuum. Issues such as health literacy, anxiety, language, and past experiences can be barriers to effective patient education. This session will identify commonly encountered barriers and provide tips to overcome these issues to help patients become more effective in self-management of their disease processes.

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

BREAK

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Practice What You Preach

Sarah Varekojis PhD RRT RCP
Shawna Strickland PhD RRT-NPS AE-C FAARC
Crystal Dunlevy EdD RRT RCP

This session will provide an interactive experience for participants to practice techniques for educating patients in a variety of situations. Roll up your sleeves and learn by doing. This presentation is anything but your typical podium-delivered presentation!

Crystal Dunlevy EdD RRT RCP
Crystal Dunlevy EdD RRT RCP
4:25 pm – 5:10 pm

Real World ROI

Crystal Dunlevy EdD RRT RCP, Columbus OH

Today’s health care market is becoming increasingly competitive. Information from the small group session will be summarized and presented, along with practical ideas to provide high-quality patient education with an eye toward the bottom line – improving customer/patient satisfaction and decreasing the number of readmissions.