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Shift-to-shift nursing handover interventions associated with improved inpatient outcomes - falls, pressure injuries and medication administration errors: an integrative review.

Hada A, Coyer F. Shift-to-shift nursing handover interventions associated with improved inpatient outcomes-Falls, pressure injuries and medication administration errors: An integrative review. Nurs Health Sci. 2021;23(2):337-351. doi:10.1111/nhs.12825

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June 9, 2021
Hada A, Coyer F. Nurs Health Sci. 2021;23(2):337-351.

Safe patient handover from one nursing shift to the next requires complete and accurate communication between nurses. This review aimed to identify which nursing handover interventions result in improved patient outcomes (i.e., patient falls, pressure injuries, medication administration errors). Interventions differed across the included studies, but results indicate that moving the handover to the bedside and using a structured approach, such as Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation (SBAR) improved patient outcomes.

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Hada A, Coyer F. Shift-to-shift nursing handover interventions associated with improved inpatient outcomes-Falls, pressure injuries and medication administration errors: An integrative review. Nurs Health Sci. 2021;23(2):337-351. doi:10.1111/nhs.12825