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Examining the meaning of the language used to communicate the nursing hand-off.

Galatzan BJ, Carrington JM. Examining the meaning of the language used to communicate the nursing hand-off. Res Nurs Health. Epub 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1002/nur.22175.

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November 24, 2021
Galatzan BJ, Carrington JM. Res Nurs Health. 2021;44(5):833-843.

During handoffs, nurses are exposed to a variety of interruptions and distractions which may lead to cognitive overload. Using natural language processing, researchers analyzed ten audio-recorded change of shift handoffs to estimate the cognitive load experienced by nurses. Nurses’ use of concise language has the potential to decrease cognitive overload and improve patient outcomes.

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Galatzan BJ, Carrington JM. Examining the meaning of the language used to communicate the nursing hand-off. Res Nurs Health. Epub 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1002/nur.22175.