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Interprofessional training and communication practices among clinicians in the postoperative ICU handoff.

Massa S, Wu J, Wang C, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021;47(4):242-249.

The objective of this mixed methods study was to characterize training, practices, and preferences in interprofessional handoffs from the operating room to the intensive care unit (OR-to-ICU). Anesthesia residents, registered nurses, and advanced practice providers indicated that they had not received enough preparation for OR-to-ICU handoffs in their clinical education or on-the-job training. Clinicians from all professions noted a high value of interprofessional education in OR-to-ICU handoffs, especially during early degree programs would be beneficial.