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Clements K. Nurs Manage. 2017;48:12-13.
High reliability has yet to be achieved in health care organizations. This magazine article described how a 13-hospital health system used handoff standardization tools such as I-PASS to enhance the reliability of patient transitions.
I-PASS checklist: a powerful tool for patient handoffs.
Peeples L. Pharmacy Practice News. October 10, 2018.
Impact of the communication and patient hand-off tool SBAR on patient safety: a systematic review.
Müller M, Jürgens J, Redaèlli M, Klingberg K, Hautz WE, Stock S. BMJ Open. 2018;8:e022202.
Developing standardized "receiver-driven" handoffs between referring providers and the emergency department: results of a multidisciplinary needs assessment.
Huth K, Stack AM, Chi G, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:719-730.
Evaluating the implementation of Project Re-Engineered Discharge (RED) in five Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals.
Sullivan JL, Shin MH, Engle RL, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Aug 7; [Epub ahead of print].
Defining minimum necessary anticoagulation-related communication at discharge: Consensus of the Care Transitions Task Force of the New York State Anticoagulation Coalition.
Triller D, Myrka A, Gassler J, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018;44:630-640.
Ssssh for handover: protected medical handover; optimising quality and prioritising safety—a regional initiative.
Mallett P, Thompson A, Bourke T, Shah S. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2018 Jun 9; [Epub ahead of print].
Diagnostic discordance, health information exchange, and inter-hospital transfer outcomes: a population study.
Usher M, Sahni N, Herrigel D, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2018;33:1447-1453.
Preparing clinicians for transitioning patients across care settings and into the home through simulation.
Molloy MA, Cary MP Jr, Brennan-Cook J, et al. Home Healthc Now. 2018;36:225-231.
A standardized handoff simulation promotes recovery from auditory distractions in resident physicians.
Matern LH, Farnan JM, Hirsch KW, Cappaert M, Byrne ES, Arora VM. Simul Healthc. 2018;13:233-238.
Structured patient handoff on an internal medicine ward: a cluster randomized control trial.
Tam P, Nijjar AP, Fok M, et al. PLoS One. 2018;13:e0195216.
Innovative approach to reconstruct bedside handoff: using simple rules of complexity science to promote partnership with patients.
Anthony MK, Kloos J, Beam P, Vidal K. J Nurs Care Qual. 2018;33:128-134.
Association between handover of anesthesia care and adverse postoperative outcomes among patients undergoing major surgery.
Jones PM, Cherry RA, Allen BN, et al. JAMA. 2018;319:143-153.
Effect of standardized handoff curriculum on improved clinician preparedness in the intensive care unit: a stepped-wedge cluster randomized clinical trial.
Parent B, LaGrone LN, Albirair MT, et al. JAMA Surg. 2018;153:464-470.
Toolkit to Engage High-Risk Patients in Safe Transitions Across Ambulatory Settings.
Davis K, Collier S, Situ J, Coe M, Cleary-Fishman M. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; December 2017. AHRQ Publication No. 1800051EF.
Identifying what is known about improving operating room to intensive care handovers: a scoping review.
Zjadewicz K, Deemer KS, Coulthard J, Doig CJ, Boiteau PJ. Am J Med Qual. 2018;33:540-548.
A novel process audit for standardized perioperative handoff protocols.
Pallekonda V, Scholl AT, McKelvey GM, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:611-618.
Merten H, van Galen LS, Wagner C. BMJ. 2017;359:j4328.
DeFilippis EM. JAMA Intern Med. 2017;177:1565.
Care transitions know-how not just for clinicians.
Ready T. HealthLeaders Media. September 26, 2017.
Inadequate hand-off communication.
Sentinel Event Alert. September 11, 2017;(58):1-6.
Controlled trial to improve resident sign-out in a medical intensive care unit.
Nanchal R, Aebly B, Graves G, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:987-992.
Structured patient handoffs: the movement toward adverse event reduction in the perioperative unit.
Hamilton WL. Patient Saf Qual Healthc. July 31, 2017.
Effects of the I-PASS nursing handoff bundle on communication quality and workflow.
Starmer AJ, Schnock KO, Lyons A, et al. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017;26:949-957.
Increasing patient safety with neonates via handoff communication during delivery: a call for interprofessional health care team training across GME and CME.
Vanderbilt AA, Pappada SM, Stein H, Harper D, Papadimos TJ. Adv Med Educ Pract. 2017;8:365-367.
Implementation of a modified bedside handoff for a postpartum unit.
Wollenhaup CA, Stevenson EL, Thompson J, Gordon HA, Nunn G. J Nurs Adm. 2017;47:320-326.
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