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UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center designated
National Magnet Hospital

UCLA awarded designation as National Magnet Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica designated
National Magnet Hospital

Teach Back Champions


Teach Back Champions are our Teach Back Ambassadors. at the annual Teach Back Summit Teach Back champions have the opportunity to practice the Teach Back method with their colleagues. As champions they bring the Teach Back method to their units and help their colleagues implement the Teach Back Method of patient education.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Teach Back Champion 

  • Attend the annual Teach Back Summit for training
  • Attend quarterly 1-hour champion check-in meetings
  • Disseminate the Teach Back methodology to their unit colleagues
  • Help plan for the implementation phase of new Teach Back initiatives on their home units. Each unit is unique and the plan for education should be created in conjunction with the unit leadership team
  • Coach and mentor unit colleagues with Teach Back method of patient education through out the year
  • Provide Teach Back updates and observation status report at unit staff and UPC meetings
  • Perform Teach Back observations on their unit
    Help train others to perform observations effectively
  • Provide feedback to staff following Teach Back observations
  • Keep informed of Teach Back updates by reading Teach Back emails  

The role of the Teach Back champion is a very important role. Champions really are leaders and the Teach Back ambassador on their unit. The staff is able to learn and grow in their ability to use the Teach Back methodology in as much as they are educated and trained by the champions and the Teach Back team (champions and unit leaders) that each unit develops.

Our patients deserve clear and comprehensive patient education and through the use of the Teach Back method we are able to make sure they understand what we are teaching them. Teach Back champions are champions, to the patients and their colleagues! If you are interested in becoming a Teach Back champion speak to your unit director today.


Teach Back Observation Tools


For questions, contact:
Jill Scherrey, MSN, RN-BC
Nursing Professional Development Specialist
Department of Nursing Research & Education

Revised 8/2016

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