Health Literacy and Discharge Education: I Didn’t Understand! - WEB-RD363

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

by Lawrence Bryant, PhD, MPH, RRT
(4.8 / 16 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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.
Dietitians/nutritionists: 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.
Relias LLC, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 1 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 3070, 3090, 4090, 5350 and performance indicators of 9.4.1, 9.4.2, 10.1.2, 10.1.3. Activity #143995 for 8/31/18 to 8/31/21. 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

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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Laura J - Everson, WA  ·  Dec 04, 2019
Excellent information and the importance of proper education using teach back method and using words patients can understand .
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Janine O - Punta Gorda, FL  ·  Nov 18, 2019
Really increased my perspective of language to use with patients to help them understand and how important the teach back method is
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JoAnn N - Detroit, MI  ·  Jul 29, 2019
Helpful reminder of assessing patient's understanding of health information
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Nancy M - Fayetteville, AR  ·  Jun 08, 2019
Some good points regarding how to assist the health literacy population.
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Valerie B - Fort Myers, FL  ·  May 20, 2019
Interesting look @ the affect of health literacy & patient comprehension
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00