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Task uncertainty and communication during nursing shift handovers.

Mayor E, Bangerter A, Aribot M. Task uncertainty and communication during nursing shift handovers. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(9):1956-66. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05880.x.

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September 12, 2012
Mayor E, Bangerter A, Aribot M. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(9):1956-66.

This qualitative study of nursing handoffs found that task uncertainty (the variety and difficulty of specific tasks necessary for patient care) was a major determinant of both the quality and efficiency of handoff communication.

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Mayor E, Bangerter A, Aribot M. Task uncertainty and communication during nursing shift handovers. J Adv Nurs. 2012;68(9):1956-66. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05880.x.