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Controlled trial to improve resident sign-out in a medical intensive care unit.

Nanchal R, Aebly B, Graves G, et al. Controlled trial to improve resident sign-out in a medical intensive care unit. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(12):987-992. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006657.

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August 30, 2017
Nanchal R, Aebly B, Graves G, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(12):987-992.

Communication errors during handoffs can lead to patient harm. Standardizing the handoff process has been shown to improve patient safety. This prospective trial demonstrated that implementation of a standardized intensive care unit sign-out process among residents led to fewer unexpected patient events and unplanned interventions.

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Nanchal R, Aebly B, Graves G, et al. Controlled trial to improve resident sign-out in a medical intensive care unit. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26(12):987-992. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2017-006657.

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