The Patient and Family Education Committee at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Type of Hero:
Date : 10/22/2018
Hero: The Patient and Family Education Committee at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Hero's Affiliation: Nurses, OT, librarian, clinical director, IT group (MyPennMedicine) RD
Hero Description:

The Patient and Family Education Committee members are Health Literacy Heros. Throughout the month of October, This committee demonstrated the Health Literacy Hero Spirit by: rounding on in-patient units and encouraging staff to teach simply. The rounding took place on both day and night shift. Staff were given an opportunity to take a “KISS” (Keep It Simple Selfie). The photo depicted individuals and groups to hold up a dry erase board indicating a medical word they currently use and a simple word that could be used instead (ie. Instead of cathether; I will say tube.). Staff had the option of donning a red cape as a prop demonstrating the role of hero/heroine. The photos were uploaded to our internal intranet and available for other staff to review. Other events this month included information tables in public spaces inside the hospital. Information re: “AskMe3”, medication safety and utilization of the patient portal (MyPennMedicine) was available .