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10 Tips for Selecting Video for Your Patient Education Library

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Patient education can no longer be left to the last few minutes before discharge. It must begin with admission. Video is the perfect tool to use throughout the patient's stay. Here are 10 tips on selecting video for your hospital's patient education video library.

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10 Tips for Selecting Video for Your Patient Education Library

  1. 1. 10 Tips for Selecting Video for Your Patient Education Library
  2. 2. Education barriers Visual Learners Distracted Learners Language barriers Talking, handouts and hurried dischargeComplex Topics instructions can no longer qualify as and Jargon “patient education”
  3. 3. "There couldnt be a worse time, a less receptive time, to offer people information than the 11 minutes before they leave the building," Readmissions expert Dr. Eric Coleman of the University of Colorado in Denver.From USAToday by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press Published: 02/11/2013
  4. 4. Begin Patient Educationat Admission Every patient interaction can be a teachable moment using video.
  5. 5. Tips to SelectAppropriateVideo forYour PatientEducationLibrary.
  6. 6. 1. Look for programs that are short, less than 10 minutes, to combat short attention spans.
  7. 7. 2. Look for programs that “role model” desired behaviors that patients can relate too.They must see themselves doing this behavior in real life.
  8. 8. 3.Programs should use clear, direct and understandable language. No complex medical jargon.
  9. 9. 4.Look for videos that include a variety of graphics and illustrations to explain topics in simple terms.
  10. 10. Hospital readmissions are miserable for patients, and a huge cost — more than $17 billion a year in avoidable Medicare bills alone — for a nation struggling with the price of health care. .From USAToday by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press Published: 02/11/2013
  11. 11. 5. Look for videos that are interesting or entertaining.If the presentation is boring thepatient will lose interest quickly.
  12. 12. Avoid videos that move too fast for the learner to keep up.6.Make sure words stay on the screen long enough to read them all.
  13. 13. 7.Programs should be timely and contemporary. Outdated videos have no credibility.
  14. 14. 8. Look for videos that are available in multiplelanguages appropriate to your patient population.
  15. 15. "Every place is different and faces different challenges in terms of improving care after patients are discharged from the hospital," Goodman said.From USAToday by Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press Published: 02/11/2013
  16. 16. Don’t take a “one size fits all” approach.9.Look for videos that address specific educational topics and criteria.
  17. 17. 10. Look for videos that emphasize what “to do” rather than what not to do.
  18. 18. For More Information onHow to Use Video in Patient Education Download these Resources: How to Use Video in Patient Education How to Flip Patient Education Free Patient Education Resource Kit Visit our website for more information on Video on Demand Synergy Broadcast Systems 16115 Dooley Road * Addison, TX 75001 * 800-601-6991

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