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Reviewer, Cardiac Medication Videos

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Open to Vancouver Island Region, Patient partners across the Island Health region

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Looking for a chance to merge your love of cinema with your patient experience? Island Health’s Heart Health and Multimedia departments have partnered to develop a series of six patient education videos on commonly used heart health medications. In lieu of Siskel & Ebert, they need you to review the draft videos and provide feedback on content & clarity.

Open to: Patient partners across the Island Health region

Lead Organization or Department

Island Health/MultiMedia

Aim

Funded by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation, this project is a collaboration between Island Health Pharmacy, Island Health Cardiology and Island Health Multimedia Productions. A series of six patient educations videos on different medications or classes of medications is in development. The videos are designed to provide general medication information to patients in acute care, outpatient settings, or after the patient has returned home. The first five videos are well into development, and patient feedback is wanted on the content and clarity of the videos thus far.  The sixth video will be ready for viewing in September. Patient partners will be asked to review the videos online from the comfort of their own homes, and provide written feedback via email, answering a set of questions related to each video.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Eligibility

  • Open to patient partners from across the Island Health region
  • Experience (personal or family) with cardiac medications (i.e.: warfarin, statins, ACE inhibitors, DOACs, ARBs, etc.) would be considered an asset
  • Working knowledge of computers, mobile devices and web browsers; access to internet
Please note: This opportunity is not open to patient partners who are currently employed by Island Health Applicants must have previously attended a PVN orientation session and completed the Volunteer Agreement. If you have not attended an orientation session but you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kira Tozer directly to see if accommodations may be possible.

Logistics

Number of vacancies: 2-3 Date/Time: August. Feedback is request by early September. Location: Selected patient partners will be sent links to watch the videos online. Commitment: 5 videos x 20 mins each. We imagine that watching each video and providing feedback will take 30-45 mins.

Reimbursement

No costs anticipated.

Background

The hope is to have these videos available on patient education systems in the Royal Jubilee Patient Care Centre, and ultimately across Island Health facilities. The primary focus is in the acute hospital setting post cardiac procedure. The patients who we expect will watch this will be vulnerable in bed in the acute care setting and those comfortable at home. The purpose of this video series is to:
  1. Educate patients about the key aspects of each kind of medication; why they are prescribed, what their side effects are, and how to use them properly;
  2. Educate patients about what to do if they miss a day, or experience difficulties from taking the medications;
  3. Reduce the amount of time that direct care staff need to spend with patients delivering repetitive information and make for more informed, productive staff/patient/family dialogues; and
  4. Increase patient safety through the delivery of timely, accurate, consistent information on commonly used medications.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Kira Tozer
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Vancouver Island
250.888.4525
ktozer@bcpsqc.ca

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