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

Young JQ, Wachter RM, Cate OT, et al. Advancing the next generation of handover research and practice with cognitive load theory. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(2)(2):66-70. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004181.

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January 27, 2016
Young JQ, Wachter RM, Cate OT, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(2):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.

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Young JQ, Wachter RM, Cate OT, et al. Advancing the next generation of handover research and practice with cognitive load theory. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016;25(2)(2):66-70. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004181.