Using Teach-Back Method to Prevent 30-Day Readmissions in Patients with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

Using Teach-Back Method to Prevent 30-Day Readmissions in Patients with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

Identification: MSNJ1714
Issue: September-October 2017
Volume: Vol. 26/No. 5
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 10/31/2019
  • 1.20 - CH

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Contact hours available until 10/31/19.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The author(s), editor, editorial board, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and the Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 5387. Licensees in the state of California must retain this certificate for four years after the CNE activity is completed.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Rosemarie Marmion, MSN, RN-BC, NE-BC, AMSN Education Director.

Learning Outcome:
After completing this learning activity, the learner will be able to identify a role for teach-back method in patient education to reduce readmissions in patients with heart failure.


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Using Teach-Back Method to Prevent 30-Day Readmissions in Patients with Heart Failure: A Systematic Review

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Nancy Sliwa
12/27/17 6:10 pm

Excellent article

Jasmin Villaflor
1/19/18 1:03 pm

teach back method and thorough education of patients with CHF is must on admission ,during hospitalization and on most especially on discharge as this will reduce rate of hospital readmission

Sarah Symanski
2/9/18 11:48 am

Article was concise and interesting to read. It re-affirms the idea of providing patient education via teach-back method as being best practice. It increases patient knowledge and decreases patient readmission rates.

Holly King
4/7/18 2:52 pm

The teach back method has been very successful for me with my patient population of sepsis, heart failure, COPD and pneumonia which are the 4 top leading 30 day readmission diagnosis in our hospital system. However, I had also did a project in graduate school that proved that if physician or their PA/NP would see the patient after discharge within a 5 day period, it also reduces the rate of readmissions. The patient and families tend to get overwhelmed when learning in the hospital setting so when educating them in their own homes, it reinforces the information presented to them when they were hospitalized. Repetition also helps in learning to care for chronic disease which is why nurses should start education the first day of admission and continue the education until discharge.

Sonya Gaydon
7/1/18 1:13 pm

Helpful article. Will use the teach back method to enforce learning in my practice with heart failure patients.