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dc.contributor.advisorCostanzo, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kendraen_US
dc.contributor.authorEnsign, Kathrynen_US
dc.contributor.authorJunge, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCall, Kristenen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomson, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorCostanzo, Cindyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-27T22:24:27Z
dc.date.available2018-05-13T08:40:19Z
dc.date.issued2017-05-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/112586
dc.description.abstractPurpose: A quality improvement project was conducted to improve the discharge process through conducting a baseline assessment of Registered Nurses’ discharge documentation and teach-back methods. This was accomplished by a post-discharge record review to audit the documentation of discharge patient education and use of teach-back strategies following topics with standardized education content that meets national guidelines.|Background: Older adults are at high risk for complications during times of care transitions or discharge. It is estimated that 60% will manage at least one chronic medical condition by 2030 (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2012). Older adult patients within a Medical Surgical inpatient unit often have difficulty understanding discharge instructions. This population could benefit from a teach-back process to complement standardized discharge education sheets to reduce post-discharge complications.|Methods: Descriptive retrospective design with N = 233 older adults in an inpatient medical surgical unit located in Omaha Nebraska. Findings: It was found that of the 233 patients included in the chart review, 36 (15.5%) were readmitted within 30 days. The teach-back method was utilized for 100% of patients per documentation, yet only 1.7% of these patients had documented additional teaching provided at discharge.|Conclusions: The findings of this project indicate the need for further education among nursing staff on the proper use of the teach-back method as well as use of other educational resources to determine impact on the discharge process.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshDisease Managementen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Literacyen_US
dc.subject.meshTeach-Back Communicationen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Dischargeen_US
dc.subject.meshPatient Readmissionen_US
dc.titleAn Assessment of Discharge Instructions and the Teach-Back Method on a Medical/Surgical Uniten_US
dc.typePosteren_US
dc.rights.holderCindy Costanzoen_US
dc.description.notePosteren_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursing (1971 - July 2013)en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.embargo.terms2018-05-13
dc.degree.levelMSNen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science in Nursingen_US
dc.degree.committeeCostanzo, Cindyen_US


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