Special or Theme Issue

Handoff Communication.

Greenberg S; Lorinc A; Henson C; Weinger M; Agarwala A; Lane-Fall M; van Pelt M; Greilich PE; Keebler JR; Kurrek M.

Handoff processes are known to carry risks of communication errors. This special issue focuses on transfers involving anesthesia care. Articles review different types of handoffs, characteristics of an effective handoff, challenges of implementing a handoff improvement collaborative, and strategies to reduce distraction in the operating room.