Improve Health Literacy and Patient Engagement with Better Medication Risk Assessment Processes
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
by: Visiting Nurse Associations of America

Section: Quality and Educational Programming

Medication adverse events are one of the most common causes of hospitalizations and readmissions, and patient quality of life reduction. Understanding medication risk assessment processes and interventions is critical for home health and hospice clinicians to prevent medication errors. This state of art presentation incorporates the principles of health literacy and patient engagement for all patients, including those in hospice care. Join VNAA and this nationally-acclaimed team of home care experts from Sutter Care at Home-- Paula Suter, RN, BSN, MA, Beth Hennessey, RN, BSN, MSN, and Mag VanOosten, RN, BSN, on September 12, 2014 from 1 – 2 p.m. ET (10 – 11 a.m. PT) as they share best practices for medication management in home care and hospice.
In this webinar, Paula, Beth and Mag will enhance clinicians’ knowledge and skill through the use of tools to effectively decrease risk, improve health literacy, and engage patients in effective medication self-management.  After completion of this training, participants will be able to:
1.       Examine key medication management interventions  appropriate for all patients
2.       Examine medication management as it relates to palliation in hospice care
3.       Discuss special educational needs related to medication use for hospice patient and family
4.       Examine health literate person-centered tools for applicability in practice
Up to 10 individuals may participate per conference line registered. Register now for this essential training, and be sure to take advantage of your VNAA membership discounted rate.
This continuing nursing education activity has been submitted to the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for approval of contact hours.
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