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Promoting patient safety with perioperative hand-off communication.

Robinson NL. Promoting Patient Safety With Perioperative Hand-off Communication. J Perianesth Nurs. 2016;31(3):245-53. doi:10.1016/j.jopan.2014.08.144.

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August 10, 2016
Robinson NL. J Perianesth Nurs. 2016;31:245-53.

Handoffs are comprised of a multitude of steps that are prone to communication error. This commentary describes how a hospital drew from Lean Six Sigma concepts to develop and implement a standardized handoff process. The effort achieved improvements and established a concrete method for nurses to apply safe communication and data sharing principles in the perioperative environment.

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Robinson NL. Promoting Patient Safety With Perioperative Hand-off Communication. J Perianesth Nurs. 2016;31(3):245-53. doi:10.1016/j.jopan.2014.08.144.