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Improving patient safety by implementing a standardized and consistent approach to hand-off communication.
Sandlin D. J Perianesth Nurs. 2007;22:289-292.
The author describes the important characteristics of successful patient transition from one care team to another and includes sample forms that support effective hand-off strategies.
Thompson D, Holzmueller C, Hunt D, Cafe C, Sexton B, Pronovost PJ. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2005;31:476-479.
The authors describe a tool to support reliable communication at shift change and promote improved patient safety. The project was supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).