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Improving the communication between teams managing boarded patients on a surgical specialty ward.

Puvaneswaralingam S, Ross D. Improving the communication between teams managing boarded patients on a surgical specialty ward. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016;5(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u209186.w3750.

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August 31, 2016
Puvaneswaralingam S, Ross D. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016;5(1).

Boarding patients as they transfer between wards can compromise patient safety. This commentary reviews how an otolaryngology ward implemented a simple cognitive aid to improve patient record review, information sharing, and team communication. The authors report the results of the project and how they intend to use plan-do-study-act cycles to refine the process.

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Puvaneswaralingam S, Ross D. Improving the communication between teams managing boarded patients on a surgical specialty ward. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016;5(1). doi:10.1136/bmjquality.u209186.w3750.

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