Family Centered Patient Advocacy Training
Registration Now Open
Registration Closes January 25, 2014
Early Registration Closes January 10
Small class sizes causes groups to fill fast
A patient who is injured, sick, in need of surgery, a medical procedure or just has an ailing body may not be in a position to be active in their care and they may need to focus all their energy on getting well. For this reason, a family member or friend, chosen in advance to be an advocate or “helper” is crucial to the patient's care. But what exactly does an advocate do? Who would make a good advocate?
The person who loves you the most may not be the best advocate for you. His or her emotions may get in the way of good communication and clear decision making. Through our educational seminars and programs you will learn about preparing for the emergency room and helping a patient to prepare for surgery. You will learn about policies and standards used in the hospital to keep patients safe and how you can help to ensure these standards are met. You will also learn that the most important tool may be a pen and notebook to write down information and keep accurate records for the patient.
Other important topics addressed will be:
Participants who take this training will have on-going access to the instructors to assist in decision making and support for at least one year. Anyone who takes this training may also register for future trainings for up to two years as a refresher at no cost, if space allows.
- Communication skills
- Patient safety policies
- Reducing patient re-admissions
- Help reduce the possibility of injury while hospitalized and much, much more
Once you train with us, you have a permanent support system.