Journal Article

A standardized handoff simulation promotes recovery from auditory distractions in resident physicians.

Matern LH; Farnan JM; Hirsch KW; Cappaert M; Byrne ES; Arora VM.

Training resident physicians to use structured handoff tools reduces errors in the care of hospitalized patients. Researchers developed a handoff simulation incorporating the types of noise and distractions that are ubiquitous in hospitals. After training, distracted residents provided the same quality handoff as those able to communicate in a quiet place.