Journal Article

Can we make postoperative patient handovers safer? A systematic review of the literature.

Segall N; Bonifacio AS; Schroeder RA; Barbeito A; Rogers D; Thornlow DK; Emery J; Kellum S; Wright MC; Mark JB; Durham VA Patient Safety Center of Inquiry.

This review summarizes how standardizing processes, completing urgent clinical tasks prior to information transfer, allowing patient-specific discussion during verbal handovers, and providing training in team and communication skills would improve patient handovers.