Handovers in Perioperative Care.


Journal Article (Review)

Handovers around the time of surgery are common, yet complex and error prone. Interventions aimed at improving handovers have shown increased provider satisfaction and teamwork, improved efficiency, and improved communication and have been shown to reduce errors and improve clinical outcomes in some studies. Common recommendations in the literature include a standardized institutional process that allows flexibility among different units and settings, the completion of urgent tasks before information transfer, the presence of all members of the team for the duration of the handover, a structured conversation that uses a cognitive aid, and education in team skills and communication.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barbeito, A; Agarwala, AV; Lorinc, A

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 98

PubMed ID

  • 29425601

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29425601

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1932-2275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.anclin.2017.10.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States