Care for the Hispanic Patient: A Cross-Cultural Approach
Did you know that Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States? Have you heard of the “healthy immigrant effect?” Do you recognize the greatest health risk factors for Hispanics? Do you know why many Latinos don’t participate in preventive care? Do you want to know how to reduce nuisance visits to the emergency room?
Care for the Hispanic Patient is a continuing education cultural competency course for licensed healthcare professionals who want to know the answers to these questions and more. Read more below or follow this link to purchase the course.
Who Should Take This Course?
Any licensed nurse, radiology or respiratory care professional who engages with Hispanic patients needs this training, and will earn two CE units when completing this course.* It doesn’t matter whether your Latino patients speak English or Spanish. Understanding how the behaviors and motivations of your patients are influenced by cultural differences will help your providers recognize their health risks and improve their wellness outcomes.
*Current Accreditors include the following. Please contant us if you are interested in providing your own credentialling:
American Healthcare Radiology Administrators (A ARRT), American Nurses Credentialing Center (Clinical Systems/Cultural Diversity), District of Columbia BON: Licensed Practical Nurse (General), District of Columbia BON: Registered Nurse (General), Florida Board of Nursing (General), Florida Board of Respiratory Care (Personal Growth), Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (Personal Growth), Florida Council of Licensed Midwifery (General), Georgia Board of Nursing – Licensed Practical Nurse (General), Georgia Board of Nursing – Registered Professional Nurse (General)
What is the Goal of this Course?
Here the learner will discover which cultural values motivate Hispanic patients and learn how to leverage this knowledge to keep them coming back to you. They will learn how to improve communication between provider and patients for a better bedside manner and also how to reach out to those patients not yet integrated into the U.S. healthcare system. They will learn which risky behaviors to look for, including particular health risks and alternative practices. They will also learn how to identify cases of domestic and sexual abuse… and much more.
How Convenient is It?
The process is simple. Learner create an account with their licensing information, then work at their own pace – one module at a time or all in one sitting. When they pass the post-test, their CE credits are submitted. They may print out a certificate of completion from their account.
Why is this Important?
Health and wellness outcomes matter to you, to your institution, and to the patients you care for. Unless your team of providers know how to interpret cultural behaviors, you will not know if your patients are getting what they need… and they won’t always tell you. Wouldn’t you want to assure that your patients trust their medical team, follow the doctor’s recommendations, and come back for follow-up care?
How Engaging is the Content?
Audial learners will enjoy the professionally-made video modules, while visual learners will benefit from the written content. For those who learn best from doing, interactive activities measure their comprehension of the content and prepare them for the post-test. You can sample a demo of the video content by clicking on the DEMO tab, after hitting the course title link on this page.
Can My Institution Provide this Course or Subsidize the Cost?