Discharge teaching in ER

Discharge teaching in ER

Problem – factor influencing discharge instructions in the ER: the approach – discharge instructions are provided quickly and piecemeal in-between other care activities, thereby making it difficult for patients and carers to remember or reproduce them.

Solution – teach-back method of the discharge instructions. With the ‘teach-back’ method, patients or carers repeat back what they understand, so that professionals can confirm comprehension and correct misunderstandings.