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Using the Teach-Back Technique: A Reference Guide for Health Care Providers

Resource Type: Educational Materials

The teach-back communication approach enlists both demonstration and querying techniques to determine if a patient fully understands a particular concept or process. This short resources outlines in checklist format both an approach to using teach-back with patients as well as tips for employing the technique. These guidelines, developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, will be most useful to PRAXIS users seeing patients in a clinical capacity. References and links to additional information are included.

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Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The SHARE Approach—Using the Teach-Back Technique: A Reference Guide for Health Care Providers. July 2014. Accessed March 13, 2020.

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