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

  title={Reducing Readmissions Using Teach-Back: Enhancing Patient and Family Education},
  author={Debra Peter and Paula L. Robinson and Marie Jordan and Susan Lawrence and Krista Casey and Debbie Salas-Lopez},
  journal={JONA: The Journal of Nursing Administration},
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… 

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