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A standardized handoff simulation promotes recovery from auditory distractions in resident physicians.
Matern LH, Farnan JM, Hirsch KW, Cappaert M, Byrne ES, Arora VM. Simul Healthc. 2018;13:233-238.
Training resident physicians to use structured handoff tools reduces errors in the care of hospitalized patients. Researchers developed a handoff simulation incorporating the types of noise and distractions that are ubiquitous in hospitals. After training, distracted residents provided the same quality handoff as those able to communicate in a quiet place.