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Handoff checklists improve the reliability of patient handoffs in the operating room and postanesthesia care unit.
Boat AC, Spaeth JP. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013;23:647-654.
Journal Article > Review
Rose M, Newman SD. AANA J. 2016;84:329-338.
Patient handoffs between care teams are vulnerable to error. This scoping review explored the literature to identify factors that affect the safety of handoffs from anesthesia providers to the postanesthesia care unit. Individual communication styles, team dynamics, and policy were described as elements that influence information transfers. A past PSNet perspective discussed the importance of safe inpatient handovers.