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Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services Along the Care Continuum

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Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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This course provides comprehensive training to equip healthcare staff with essential skills for delivering culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) at each stage of patient care, from intake to discharge. The course is designed for both clinical and nonclinical administrative staff, with the option to select a separate learning pathway depending on the individual learner's role. It focuses on practical strategies to incorporate CLAS, with quoted examples of how to interact and communicate with patients, focusing on understanding patient needs, beliefs, and preferences and effectively communicating these within the care team. Moreover, it emphasizes understanding and addressing literacy challenges, fostering clear communication and active patient participation for improved health outcomes.

Course Objectives
1. Define and understand the concept of culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS) in a healthcare context
2. Develop practical strategies to incorporate CLAS principles throughout patient care, from intake to discharge
3. Enhance skills for understanding and addressing patient needs, beliefs, and preferences in a culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate manner
4. Learn effective techniques for communicating patient needs within the healthcare team and fostering an inclusive, respectful environment
5. Understand health literacy challenges, and adopt strategies to promote clear communication and active patient engagement for improved health outcomes

This course was designed to help organizations in all settings meet their requirements for providing person-centered care outlined by The Joint Commission, ACHC, CHAP, CMS, and the Affordable Care Act. It provides training to help organizations meet the following federal regulations related to hospice, home health, and long-term care services

Estimated Runtime: 17 minutes
Last Updated: January 4, 2024
Publication Year: 2023

Reviewed and approved by
Brianna Durand, PT, DPT (she/her)

NOTE: This course is not a substitute for legal advice for any individual provider or situation. Always consult your company's legal or compliance personnel with any questions or concerns related to this subject matter.

This course is a refactored updated to our previous courses:
Cultural Competency: At Admission
Cultural Competency: Assessment & Treatment
Cultural Competency: At Discharge & Transfer

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