teach back

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teach back

, teach-back, teachback
A method to ensure and improve a patient's understanding of his or her condition, diagnosis, medical regimen, prognosis, or treatment plan.

Patient care

After the health care provider relays disease-specific information, he or she asks the patient, caregivers, or family members, "Tell me what we've just discussed, " or "Explain to me how to take this medication, ” or “Explain to me how to prepare for surgery, ” or “Tell me whom to call if problems arise, ” etc. Providing the opportunity for teaching back is esp. helpful when assisting patients with limited health literacy to adhere to medical plans and retain complicated information, although it may be useful in other clinical encounters, as when patients are anxious, distracted, hurried, or overwhelmed.

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Since only 12 percent of Americans have proficient health literacy, (9) many leading health care organizations, including the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recommend that health care professionals use health literacy universal precautions, such as plain language, teach-back method and the use of easy-to-read materials with all patients.
Tools include how to use teach-back (see The power of teach-back), a reminder of key communication strategies, and a handout of systems patients can use to keep track of their medications.
Teach-back is the most effective way of ensuring participants understands their clinical trial involvement (Baer et al.
With less face-to-face interaction, effective patient education methods that can be achieved through verbal dialogue and teach-back methods in a clinical setting must now be accomplished through written resources within a patient portal.
If family members are present, include them in the educational process After assessing patient needs, provide information at the patient's level of understanding Short term memory has limited storage capacity, so identify one or two key concepts and make sure the patient understands those before leaving the room Some people are visual learners and posters or models may be helpful Use of the teach-back technique or return demonstration can ensure your message was received .
LAUNCHED IN 2006 AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE PHILIPPINE NURSES ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA (PNAA),THE PNAA NURSE BALIK TURO TEACH-BACK PROGRAM IS FOUNDED ON THE VISION THAT FILIPINO NURSES LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES WILL COME HOME TO THE PHILIPPINES TO TEACH.
One study in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons highlights the effectiveness of a computer-assisted teach-back technique for enhancing understanding among patients.
In one study, published this year in the Journal (Patient Safety, Iowa Health System patients were surveyed about a new surgical consent form process that involved more verbal interaction, including teach-back techniques.
Using simple language, distributing patient education materials, speaking slowly, reading instructions aloud, asking patients how they follow instructions at home, using teach-back techniques, and drawing pictures are some of the ways health care providers say they are trying to do a better job of reaching out to patients with low health literacy, Dr.
Another key opportunity to assess your patient's understanding is through the teach-back method (described on page 4.