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Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change.

Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, et al. Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change. J Emerg Med. 2014;47(5):580-5. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.06.017.

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September 3, 2014
Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, et al. J Emerg Med. 2014;47(5):580-5.

This pre-post study used direct observation to assess the completeness of resident handoffs in the emergency department. A checklist improved handoff quality without increasing signout time, providing further evidence for using checklists to augment patient safety.

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Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, et al. Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change. J Emerg Med. 2014;47(5):580-5. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.06.017.

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