Journal Article
Review

Clinical handover of the critically ill postoperative patient: an integrative review.

Gardiner TM, Marshall AP, Gillespie BM. Australian critical care : official journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses. 2015;28:226-34.

Structured information transfer can reduce communication errors and augment the handoff process. Exploring standardized handovers between the operating room and the intensive care unit, this commentary found the evidence base to be limited and calls for more studies to expand the understanding of how structured communication methods affect postoperative handover.