Attend Patient Education ForUM and earn CE’s

September 7, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to attend the upcoming Patient Education ForUM on Friday, Sept. 22 in the Rachel Upjohn Building Auditorium.  

Register today to save your spot for the event, which will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. and provide 1.5 Nursing Contact Hours (CNE) to attendees. CME is also available.

At the ForUM, Michael McKee, M.D., MPH will discuss health literacy among deaf and hard-of-hearing (HoH) individuals, and Chelsea Harding, RN, and Jenna Mark, RN, will present games and puzzles to help patients learn complex self-care after a bone marrow transplant.

About the speakers and topics:

McKee, an assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, will present “Double Jeopardy – the Role of Language Discordance and Hearing Loss on Health Literacy and Health Information Accessibility Among Deaf Individuals.”

Past research demonstrated that many deaf and hard of hearing individuals experience high rates of inadequate health literacy, likely impacting their ability to access and comprehend health information. Mechanisms for inadequate health literacy may include language and information marginalization. Ad interim findings from an ongoing research project will be shared.

Deaf individuals appeared to have limited health literacy and less ability to use and understand online health information compared to hearing and HoH individuals. This appears secondary to the dual impact of language discordance and hearing loss. The data collection is still progressing and updated results will be available this coming fall.

In addition to learning about health literacy among deaf and hard of hearing individuals, participants will be able to follow best practices when educating patients with hearing loss or with other types of disabilities.

Harding and Mark, from the Division of Hematology/Oncology, will present “Games and Puzzles Help Patients Learn Complex Self-Care after a Bone Marrow Transplant.”

Before discharge after a bone marrow transplant (BMT), patients need to acquire vast and complex knowledge that is crucial for preventing life-long complications and even death. Patients need to understand the grafting and recovery process, how to take many medications via IV, injections and/or orally, how to follow many infection precautions and the BMT diet, along with many other details.

To help patients learn what they need to know the BMTone Marrow Transplant team developed a series of educational games and puzzles that help patients gain the knowledge and memorize details in a more enjoyable way. Learning how the team developed this unique educational tool, participants will be able to develop puzzles and games to educate their own patients.

The U-M Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The medical school designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

University of MI Health System Professional Development & Education (OH-423, 05/12/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on Accreditation.