Using "teach-back" to promote a safe transition from hospital to home: an evidence-based approach to improving the discharge process.
Journal of Pediatric Nursing 28(3):282 (2013)
The "teach-back" process is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary, evidence-based strategy which can empower nursing staff to verify understanding, correct inaccurate information, and reinforce medication teaching and new home care skills with patients and families. The Evidence-Based Practice Fellows at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin designed and implemented an educational intervention for nurses on "teach-back" which encouraged nurses to check for patients' and caregivers' understanding of discharge instructions prior to discharge. Pre and post survey data collected from nurses specifically demonstrated the positive effect "teach-back" could have on preventing medication errors while also simultaneously identifying areas for further study.
Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Place any articles on Pubget into your Bookmark folder to read later, download citations, or send to a colleague. Create an account or sign in to create your bookmarks.