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Marta L. Render, MD; May 2012
After placing a central line in an elderly patient following a heart attack, a community hospital transferred him to a referral hospital for stenting of his coronary arteries. He was discharged to an assisted living facility 2 days later, with the central line still in place.
Journal Article > Study
A handoff protocol from the cardiovascular operating room to cardiac ICU is associated with improvements in care beyond the immediate postoperative period.
Kaufman J, Twite M, Barrett C, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013;39:306-311.
A standardized handoff protocol for cardiac surgery patients between the operating room and intensive care unit led to decreases in unplanned extubations and the amount of time spent on ventilators.