Tuesday, September 23, 2014

New eLearning lesson on preventing adverse drug events available

Holly Harmon
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality would like to make you aware of the following eLearning course offered by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies
Adverse drug events (ADEs) are the largest contributor to hospital-related complications and account for more than 3.5 million physician office visits each year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan), which targets diabetes agents as a significant contributor to ADEs and advocates for the use of patient-centered communication strategies to prevent hypoglycemia among patients with diabetes.
The interactive eLearning course, “Preventing Adverse Drug Events: Individualizing Glycemic Targets Using Health Literacy Strategies,” teaches health care providers how to:
  • Apply health literacy strategies to provide personalized care for patients with diabetes, and to help them understand and act on information to prevent hypoglycemia
  • Apply current, evidence-based guidelines for individualizing glycemic target goals
  • Adopt the teach back method and shared decision-making in the health care setting 
Continuing education (CME, CNE, CEU, and CPE) is available to participants who complete the course.

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