Quote from Jory
If the patient's have any type of bracelet, it is not necessary to review the medications out loud at all.
If the bracelet can be used to verify name and date of birth, that part of the review does not need to be stated out loud. But the rest of the med review--name, action, dosage, times, and other pertinent info--should still be done verbally (unless the patient is unable to do this--then it needs to be done with their designated assistant).
The teach-back technique requires the patient to say what they are taking, why they are taking it, and all the rest. We're not reviewing the meds for ourselves. We're doing it for the patients.
Many misunderstandings have been clarified and mistakes have been prevented during this crucial step. Of course, we need to be as discreet as possible, but we don't want to omit such a valuable part of patient teaching in the name of keeping everything secret.