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Communication of vital signs at emergency department handoff: opportunities for improvement.

Venkatesh AK, Curley D, Chang Y, et al. Communication of Vital Signs at Emergency Department Handoff: Opportunities for Improvement. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(2):125-30. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.02.025.

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April 22, 2015
Venkatesh AK, Curley D, Chang Y, et al. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(2):125-30.

Incomplete handoffs and poor communication regarding key clinical information may lead to adverse events or missed or delayed diagnoses. Emergency medicine clinicians failed to communicate significant vital sign abnormalities in the majority of patients being handed off at the time of shift change.

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Venkatesh AK, Curley D, Chang Y, et al. Communication of Vital Signs at Emergency Department Handoff: Opportunities for Improvement. Ann Emerg Med. 2015;66(2):125-30. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.02.025.

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