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Influence of perioperative handoffs on complications and outcomes.

Burden A, Potestio C, Pukenas E. Influence of Perioperative Handoffs on Complications and Outcomes. Adv Anesth. 2021;39:133-148. doi: 10.1016/j.aan.2021.07.008.

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November 17, 2021
Burden AR, Potestio C, Pukenas E. Adv Anesth. 2021;39:133-148.

Handoffs occur several times during a perioperative encounter, increasing the risk of communication errors. Structured handoffs, such as situation-background-assessment-recommendation (SBAR) and checklists, have been shown to improve communication between providers during anesthesia care. The authors discuss how these tools and other processes can improve shared understanding of effective handoffs.

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Burden A, Potestio C, Pukenas E. Influence of Perioperative Handoffs on Complications and Outcomes. Adv Anesth. 2021;39:133-148. doi: 10.1016/j.aan.2021.07.008.