Communication Tip Sheet: The communication tip sheet adapted from Geriatric Physical Therapy provides a list of strategies to facilitate communication with older adults, as well as those with visual or hearing impairments.
Key Educational Points:Tool 3L: Patient and Family Education in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fall Prevention Toolkit provides a list of key educational points about fall risk reduction that can be included in patient education materials.
Teach Back:Using Teach Back to Redesign Patient Teaching provides a step-by-step process for how to implement a teach back strategy into patient education. This document also includes a knowledge test and return demonstration checklist.
Tips for Using Teach Back and Sample Test of Change:The How-to-Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries from Falls Toolkit from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement includes a section (pages 53-54) that describes how to implement teach back and another section (pages 55-57) with a sample test of change data report form that could be used to assess the implementation of teach back. The creation of a free Institute for Healthcare Improvement account is required to access this document.