December 17, 2019

Well-crafted handoff tools save valuable time in OR schedule

In 2017, the Joint Commission issued a Sentinel Alert Event on the problem of inadequate handoff communication, focusing attention on this vital aspect of care. (See related story, p 22.) Clinicians and leaders agree that handoffs are important, but implementing them effectively can be challenging, particularly in the fast-paced perioperative environment. OR Manager spoke with OR leaders at two organizations to learn about their experiences with creating effective handoff processes that led to significant time savings.

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