sonya. . .allnurses has a patient education forum that i had noticed vickyrn did a lot of re-organizing on recently. here's a link to it: http://allnurses.com/forums/f63/
. on the forum is this thread that you might want to check out:
- online course: putting patient teaching into practice
if you look at any of the patient education tutorials on medline plus, medicine net or webmd i think you get a general idea of how they present things to the public. they all seem to be, in general, in the same type of format. i think where you can get creative when you are doing face-to-face presentations is coming up with things that are going to captivate the attention of the audience. let's face it, some subjects are just bland and need spicing up. so, any game, jokes, anecdotes, or audiovisuals you can copy, rob, borrow or think up help to "make the medicine go down", if you get my drift.