Journal Article

A handoff protocol from the cardiovascular operating room to cardiac ICU is associated with improvements in care beyond the immediate postoperative period.

Kaufman J; Twite M; Barrett C; Peyton C; Koehler J; Rannie M; Kahn MG; Schofield S; Ing RJ; Jaggers J; Hyman D; da Cruz EM.

A standardized handoff protocol for cardiac surgery patients between the operating room and intensive care unit led to decreases in unplanned extubations and the amount of time spent on ventilators.