Title

Reducing Readmissions Using Teach-Back: Enhancing Patient and Family Education.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

This article describes a quality improvement initiative, implemented by a patient education workgroup within a tertiary Magnet® facility. The project focused on the association between inadequate care transitions in patients with heart failure and subsequent costly readmissions. The teach-back initiative was piloted with patients hospitalized with heart failure, because of this population's high risk of readmission. Learning outcomes included documented improvements in patients' understanding of their disease and reduced readmission rates.

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

35

Last Page

42

ISSN

1539-0721

Comments

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Disciplines

Nursing

PubMedID

25479173

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing, Patient Care Services / Nursing Faculty

Document Type

Article