The ABCs of Health Literacy
At the recent Planetree Conference, promoting patient-/person-centered care, we heard some of the best “evidence” that Health Nuts Media animation was having a truly wonderful impact upon patients. These patient success stories came from one of the good folks at JFK Medical Center in New Jersey where they are using HNM content via their interactive in-room patient video services system provided by our channel partner, TVR Communications.
Adriana Rizzolo, MSN RN CRNP, spoke about some of her experiences using Health Nuts Media’s patient education content. She is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist who serves as the clinical leader for Pediatric Nursing within JFK Medical Center. Her skills include clinical expertise in pediatrics, evidence based practice, collaboration, consultation, education, mentoring, and change leadership.
Adrianna’s clinical expertise stems from 6 years experience as a Pediatric Acute Care and Critical Care Nurse at a level one trauma center. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and her Master’s degree as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified (more…)
A story on UpstreamDownstream.org entitled Animation Works! really caught my attention today (pretty understandably, considering the work we do here at Health Nuts Media!)
Written by “Qians,” a Masters Candidate in Health Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the short post notes how animation can help “deliver important but abstruse messages” to people with low health literacy. He tells how a wonderful animation, The Story of Cholera, was used by a UNICEF development consultant to help villagers in a cholera-stricken West African community. After watching the video, even though they weren’t able to understand the English narration, the villagers were able to understand the key messages about cholera, sanitation, and what they could do to help stop the spread of this horrible infection.
The video is a masterpiece of healthcare animation! (more…)