Nursing Grand Rounds | Teach Back and Health Literacy

Earn free CE at UW Continuing Nursing Education.


Tools for improving patient health through patient education.

The lecture was recorded October 24, 2011 by Continuing Nursing Education at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

This course was reviewed in March 2017.


Photo of Debby Nagusky.Debby Nagusky, MPH    
Health Educator/Editor, Patient and Family Education Services, University of Washington Medical Center
Photo of Andrea Dotson.Andrea Dotson, BS, CHES    
Health Educator, Manager of the Health Information Resource Center, University of Washington Medical Center
Photo of Maria Ross.Maria Ross, BS    
Founder and Chief Strategist, Red Slice Marketing Consultancy; Patient Advisor, Patient & Family Education Services, University of Washington Medical Center


Watch the intro video
Watch the presentation
View handout

If you wish to get contact hour credit for watching the presentation, please register for this nursing grand rounds.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After the conclusion of this presentation, you will be better able to:

  • Define teach-back and how to use it in patient education.
  • Describe the relationship between health literacy and teach-back.
  • Describe how to help avoid preventable hospital readmissions.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.00 Contact hours

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Contact hours
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