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Implementation of a modified bedside handoff for a postpartum unit.

Wollenhaup CA, Stevenson EL, Thompson J, et al. Implementation of a Modified Bedside Handoff for a Postpartum Unit. J Nurs Admin. 2017;47(6):320-326. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000487.

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June 21, 2017
Wollenhaup CA, Stevenson EL, Thompson J, et al. J Nurs Admin. 2017;47(6):320-326.

Ineffective team communication can contribute to sentinel events. This commentary describes how a rural hospital's postpartum unit redesigned its handoff process to create a bedside handoff model and utilized structured educational modalities and nurse champions to drive improvement and acceptance of the approach.

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Wollenhaup CA, Stevenson EL, Thompson J, et al. Implementation of a Modified Bedside Handoff for a Postpartum Unit. J Nurs Admin. 2017;47(6):320-326. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000000487.

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