Journal Article
Review

Identifying what is known about improving operating room to intensive care handovers: a scoping review.

Zjadewicz K, Deemer KS, Coulthard J, et al. American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 2018;33:540-548.

Structured communication protocols can enhance reliability of handovers. Examining the literature on improving handoffs between operating rooms and intensive care units, this review found a lack of robust data regarding how such tools affect patient safety.