Grand Rounds – The ABC’s of Health Literacy: A Basic Introduction
Event Date & TimeSeptember 29, 2021 at 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Every day, thousands of patients are not taking their medications correctly. Some take too much, others take too little. Some use a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon. Others are in the emergency department because they did not know how to use their asthma inhaler. It is not a deliberate revolt against the doctor’s orders but rather a likely and an unfortunate result of a hidden risk factor --- low health literacy. This presentation will discuss how low health literacy impacts health outcomes and identify tools and skills to make your practice patient-friendly.
- Define health literacy.
- Discuss the scope of the health literacy problem.
- Discuss how low health literacy impacts health outcomes.
- Identify tools and skills to make your practice patient-friendly.
Oralia Bazaldua, PharmD has no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee members (Mark Nadeau, MD, Marcy Wiemers, MD, Maria Del Pilar Montañez Villacampa, MD, Christine Song, DO, Nehman Andry, MD, Gabriela Lopez, PsyD, Maureen Alvarado, DO, Yun Shi, MD, Stacy Ogbeide, PsyD, Inez I. Cruz, PhD, and Nichole Rubio) have no financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.
The Family & Community Medicine Professional Development and Grand Rounds Committee member Carlos Roberto Jaén, MD has disclosed he receives royalties from General Practice and Family Medicine for being UpToDate Editor-in-Chief.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (1.00 hours), Non-Physician Participation Credit (1.00 hours)
Specialties – Primary Care; Family Medicine
Faculty, residents, other health care providers and staff from our department; physicians and health care providers from San Antonio and South Texas; and medical students in our third-year clerkship and fourth year rotations.
The UT Health Long San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Long School of Medicine designates this live activity up to a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Attendance. For information on applicability and acceptance, please consult your professional licensing board.
For activity related questions, please contact:
Name: Nichole Rubio- FCM Grand Rounds Coordinator
For CME general questions, please contact:
Ph: (210) 567-4445
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About the Speaker(s)
Oralia Bazaldua, PharmD
Family Medicine Residency Program
UT Health San Antonio