• Commentary
  • Published June 2018

Ssssh for handover: protected medical handover; optimising quality and prioritising safety—a regional initiative.

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Patient handovers are often incomplete due to nonurgent interruptions. This commentary describes an improvement project that applied the sterile cockpit concept to handover activities in a pediatric hospital and subsequent efforts to implement the intervention regionally. The authors spotlight the importance of leadership support, a validated tool set, and multidisciplinary engagement as factors contributing to the success of the initiative.

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