Journal Article
Commentary

Advancing the next generation of handover research and practice with cognitive load theory.

Young JQ, Wachter RM, Cate OT, et al. BMJ quality & safety. 2016;25:66-70.

Implementing standardized handoff processes has garnered attention as a strategy to improve patient safety. In this commentary, the authors apply cognitive load theory to handoff tasks to demonstrate how to improve handover bundles and enhance reliability.