Health Literacy and Discharge Education: I Didn’t Understand! - WEB-CHES363

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

by Lawrence Bryant, PhD, MPH, RRT
(4.6 / 25 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Health Education (1.00 CECH)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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.
Health educators: 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.
Sponsored by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
Provider ID: 114941 for 01/01/2016 to 12/31/2019.

Course Originally Released on: 8/31/2018
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/31/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/31/2021

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

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Mona F - kuwait, FL  ·  Oct 13, 2019
this is course is very helpful to help those people in health issues concerns.
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Felicia M - Beltsville, MD  ·  Sep 10, 2019
Great information. the speaker says "um" and "uh" very frequently which is frustrating as a listener.
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Cathie T - Tom Bean, TX  ·  Aug 23, 2019
Great review on health literacy. Great presentation.
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Dayle V - cape coral, FL  ·  May 03, 2019
the course was very informative
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Wildalis A - Naranjito, PR  ·  Mar 29, 2019
excellent course and friendly to understand
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00