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Changes in efficiency and safety culture after integration of an I-PASS-supported handoff process.

Sheth S, McCarthy E, Kipps AK, et al. Changes in Efficiency and Safety Culture After Integration of an I-PASS-Supported Handoff Process. PEDIATRICS. 2016;137(2). doi:10.1542/peds.2015-0166.

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February 3, 2016
Sheth S, McCarthy E, Kipps AK, et al. PEDIATRICS. 2016;137(2).

The I-PASS signout tool has become a widely used method of patient handoffs when transferring care from the primary clinician to a covering clinician. This study used the I-PASS framework to develop and implement a standardized signout process for transferring patients from the pediatric cardiac intensive care unit to the general ward. The new process significantly improved clinician workflow and perceived safety culture relating to handoffs.

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Sheth S, McCarthy E, Kipps AK, et al. Changes in Efficiency and Safety Culture After Integration of an I-PASS-Supported Handoff Process. PEDIATRICS. 2016;137(2). doi:10.1542/peds.2015-0166.