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Developing a standard handoff process for operating room–to-ICU transitions: multidisciplinary clinician perspectives from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) study.

Lane-Fall MB, Pascual JL, Massa S, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2018;44:514-525.

Standardizing handoffs has been shown to improve patient safety. The authors describe provider perspectives regarding handoffs from the operating room to intensive care unit as well as the development of a standardized OR-to-ICU handoff protocol.