Earn CME or CNE credits for attending the Patient Education ForUM on September 22

The agenda includes Michael McKee, MD MPH, with a presentation about health literacy among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals. Chelsea Harding and Jenna Mark from 7W Adult BMT will describe development of games and puzzles to help patients learn complex self-care after a bone marrow transplant.

All Health System clinicians and staff are invited to attend. Location is the Rachel Upjohn Bldg. Auditorium, East Medical Campus, 4250 Plymouth Rd.

1.5 Nursing Contact Hours (CNE) will be provided to attendees.

CME is available. See information below.

Space is limited. Register soon to save your spot.

Read on to learn more about the topics and presenters:
Michael McKee MD, MPH Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine will present: Double Jeopardy- the Role of Language Discordance and Hearing Loss on Health Literacy and Health Information Accessibility among Deaf Individuals
Past research demonstrated that many Deaf and hard of hearing (HoH) individuals experience high rates of inadequate health literacy, likely impacting their ability to access and comprehend health information. Mechanisms for inadequate health literacy may include language and information marginalization. Ad interim findings from an ongoing research project will be shared. Deaf individuals appeared to have limited health literacy and less ability to use and understand online health information compared to hearing and HoH individuals. This appears secondary to the dual impact of language discordance and hearing loss. The data collection is still progressing and updated results will be available this coming Fall. We will also provide an overview of best practices when educating patients with hearing loss or with other types of disabilities.

Chelsea Harding, BSN, RN, OCN and Jenna Mark, BSN, RN, OCN from the Division of Hematology/Oncology will present: Games and Puzzles Help Patients Learn Complex Self-Care after a Bone Marrow Transplant
Before discharge after a bone marrow transplant (BMT) patients need to acquire vast and complex knowledge that is crucial for preventing life-long complications and even death. Patients need to understand the grafting and recovery process, how to take many medications via IV, injections and/or orally, how to follow many infection precautions and the BMT diet and many other details. To help patients learn what they need to know the Bone Marrow Transplant team developed a series of educational games and puzzles that help patients gain the knowledge and memorize details in a more enjoyable way. This presentation will describe how the team developed the puzzles and games and their impact on patient care and outcomes.

The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Michigan Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

University of MI Health System Professional Development & Education (OH-423, 05/12/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on Accreditation.