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Acute Care Essentials: Patient Education

presented by Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

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Financial: Scott LaRaus is an employee of Fox Rehabilitation and receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no other financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Scott LaRaus has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes, Learning Assessments: 12 Minutes

Healthcare professionals are experts in their individual fields of study. Communicating health information to the patient is a challenge for even the most experienced clinician. This course provides the basics clinicians must consider when providing this essential aspect of care.

Meet Your Instructor

Scott N. LaRaus, PT, DPT, CWS

Dr. LaRaus is a 1992 graduate of Hunter College's Physical Therapy Program in New York. He obtained his postprofessional Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in May 2008. He started out his career developing and implementing the University of Medicine and Dentistry's inpatient and outpatient wound care…

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1. Education Background Information

Many criteria are taken into consideration when developing patient educational material. This chapter focuses on the aspects that each provider should take into consideration about the patient when developing patient-centered educational material.

2. Creating Educational Material

The creation of educational material is the foundation for the patient's continued learning after the treatment session. This chapter discusses what specific criteria need to be considered when developing educational material.

3. Education Documentation

Healthcare providers understand the importance of documentation—it is essential to document everything done with and for the patient during treatment. This chapter discusses what areas need to be addressed when performing the documentation of education.

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