Health Literacy and Discharge Education: I Didn’t Understand! - JA0008057-0000-19-363-H05-T

Health Literacy and Discharge Education: I Didn’t Understand!

by Lawrence Bryant, PhD, MPH, RRT
(4.7 / 29 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $15.00
CE-PRO Price: $7.50


How many times have you considered whether a patient truly understood or would remember how to follow through with discharge instructions or prescribed medication instructions? Despite verbalization of understanding, how can you reinforce patient comprehension? The US Department of Health and Human Services discusses how those with literacy proficiency can still struggle with health literacy. When a patient or client struggles with both basic literacy and health literacy, much support is needed to help facilitate understanding of health information. Join this webinar to help increase your understanding of the state of health literacy and learn how to educate more efficiently.


The goal of this presentation is to discuss health literacy and strategies to help increase patient and client understanding of issues around prescription opioid use. Upon completion of the webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Define health literacy
  • Discuss background issues of health literacy
  • Identify the importance of the interprofessional healthcare team for addressing health disparities and improving healthcare comprehension
  • Describe concerns related to health literacy and opioid use

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including nurses, ARNPs/APRNs, audiologists, dietitians/nutritionists, health educators, nursing assistants, occupational therapists, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, respiratory therapists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists.
Pharmacy technicians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge

Course Originally Released on: 8/31/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/1/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

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Samina D - Tucker, GA  ·  Mar 11, 2019
good presentation. Clear explanation of health care needs.
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Varsha G - Gaithersburg, MD  ·  Mar 09, 2019
It helps us to review the benefits of Health literacy and how to achieve it
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Sally L - Baltimore, MD  ·  Feb 24, 2019
Repetitive information
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Vang Y - Sacramento, CA  ·  Feb 23, 2019
very interesting and resourceful to learn
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Shelley G - Redford, MI  ·  Jan 31, 2019
Very informative CE. I enjoyed the refresher.
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Price: $15.00
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