A handoff protocol enhanced communication while slashing errors among nurses, anesthesiologists and surgeons during the transfer of patients from the operating room to the recovery rooms.
John Hopkins hospital reported a dramatic decrease in the lapses between surgery, anaesthesia and recovery after rolling out a new clinical handoff process (J Clin Anesth 2015;27:111-119). The number of lapses per handoff dropped nearly threefold, from 9.92 to 3.68 according to the study. Click here to access the link to the full article.
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