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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.
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.
Introducing a new junior doctor electronic weekend handover on an orthopaedic ward.
Maroo S, Raj D. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6:u212695.w5059.
Improving patient safety in handover from intensive care unit to general ward: a systematic review.
Wibrandt I, Lippert A. J Patient Saf. 2017 Apr 27; [Epub ahead of print].
A quality improvement approach to standardization and sustainability of the hand-off process.
Fryman C, Hamo C, Raghavan S, Goolsarran N. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6:u222156.w8291.
Improving physician's hand over among oncology staff using standardized communication tool.
Alolayan A, Alkaiyat M, Ali Y, Alshami M, Al-Surimi K, Jazieh AR. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2017;6:u211844.w6141.
Large-scale implementation of the I-PASS handover system at an academic medical centre.
Shahian DM, McEachern K, Rossi L, Chisari RG, Mort E. BMJ Qual Saf. 2017 Mar 9; [Epub ahead of print].
A QI initiative: implementing a patient handoff checklist for pediatric hospitalist attendings.
Lo HY, Mullan PC, Lye C, Gordon M, Patel B, Vachani J. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016;5:u212920.w5661.
Association between end-of-rotation resident transition in care and mortality among hospitalized patients.
Denson JL, Jensen A, Saag HS, et al. JAMA. 2016;316:2204-2213.
Patient Hand-Off iNitiation and Evaluation (PHONE) study: a randomized trial of patient handoff methods.
Clanton J, Gardner A, Subichin M, et al. Am J Surg. 2017;213:299-306.
Standardization of inpatient handoff communication.
Jewell JA; Committee on Hospital Care. Pediatrics. 2016;138:e20162681.
Operating room–to-ICU patient handovers: a multidisciplinary human-centered design approach.
Segall N, Bonifacio AS, Barbeito A, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:400-414.
PSYCH: a mnemonic to help psychiatric residents decrease patient handoff communication errors.
Mariano MT, Brooks V, Digiacomo M. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016;42:316-320.
Interhospital transfer handoff practices among US tertiary care centers: a descriptive survey.
Herrigel DJ, Carroll M, Fanning C, Steinberg MB, Parikh A, Usher M. J Hosp Med. 2016;11:413-417.
Changes in efficiency and safety culture after integration of an I-PASS-supported handoff process.
Sheth S, McCarthy E, Kipps AK, et al. Pediatrics. 2016;137:1-9.
Patient handoffs: is cross cover or night shift better?
Higgins A, Brannen ML, Heiman HL, Adler MD. J Patient Saf. 2017;13:88-92.
The most crucial half-hour at a hospital: the shift change.
Landro L. Wall Street Journal. October. 26, 2015.
Interunit handoffs from emergency department to inpatient care: a cross-sectional survey of physicians at a university medical center.
Smith CJ, Britigan DH, Lyden E, Anderson N, Welniak TJ, Wadman MC. J Hosp Med. 2015;10:711-717.
Collaborating—or "selling" patients? A conceptual framework for emergency department-to-inpatient handoff negotiations.
Hilligoss B, Mansfield JA, Patterson ES, Moffatt-Bruce SD. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:134-143.
Improving resident handoffs for children transitioning from the intensive care unit.
Warrick D, Gonzalez-del-Rey J, Hall D, et al. Hosp Pediatr. 2015;5:127-133.
Improving clinical handover between intensive care unit and general ward professionals at intensive care unit discharge.
van Sluisveld N, Hesselink G, van der Hoeven JG, Westert G, Wollersheim H, Zegers M. Intensive Care Med. 2015;41:589-604.
Multicenter development, implementation, and patient safety impacts of a simulation-based module to teach handovers to pediatric residents.
Johnson DP, Zimmerman K, Staples B, McGann KA, Frush K, Turner DA. Hosp Pediatr. 2015;5:154-158.
An electronic checklist improves transfer and retention of critical information at intraoperative handoff of care.
Agarwala AV, Firth PG, Albrecht MA, Warren L, Musch G. Anesth Analg. 2015;120:96-104.
Navigating care transitions: a process model of how doctors overcome organizational barriers and create awareness.
Hilligoss B, Vogus TJ. Med Care Res Rev. 2015;72:25-48.
Bedside shift reports: what does the evidence say?
Gregory S, Tan D, Tilrico M, Edwardson N, Gamm L. J Nurs Adm. 2014;44:541-545.
Implementation of an emergency department sign-out checklist improves transfer of information at shift change.
Dubosh NM, Carney D, Fisher J, Tibbles CD. J Emerg Med. 2014;47:580-585.
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