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Interactive questioning in critical care during handovers: a transcript analysis of communication behaviours by physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners.

Rayo MF, Mount-Campbell AF, O'Brien JM, et al. Interactive questioning in critical care during handovers: a transcript analysis of communication behaviours by physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(6):483-9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002341.

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May 28, 2014
Rayo MF, Mount-Campbell AF, O'Brien JM, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(6):483-9.

Researchers performed direct observation of nurse and physician handoff communication to assess their use of interactive questioning, a recommended aspect of this approach. Experienced providers utilized more interactive questioning, and physicians used interactive questioning more often than nurses. These results suggest that providers acquire handoff skills over time and that such techniques may be needed in education for less experienced providers.

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Rayo MF, Mount-Campbell AF, O'Brien JM, et al. Interactive questioning in critical care during handovers: a transcript analysis of communication behaviours by physicians, nurses and nurse practitioners. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014;23(6):483-9. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2013-002341.