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Journal Article

Implementation of a standardized postanesthesia care handoff increases information transfer without increasing handoff duration.

Caruso TJ, Marquez JL, Wu DS, et al. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2015;41:35-42.

This before-and-after study demonstrated that implementing a standardized handoff process called I-PASS between the operating room and the postanesthesia care unit led to improved information transfer, as measured by direct observation, and increased nurse satisfaction with the handoff without adding to the duration of the process. These results contribute to the evidence for standardization of work, a concept drawn from human factors engineering, to support safe medical care.