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- Transitions of care represent a major source of medical errors, patient morbidity/mortality, and increased healthcare waste.
- 2018 CLER report indicated largely unfavorable responses toward handoffs and care transitions for perioperative services and neurointensive care.
- Use of the IPASS handoff tool is associated with up to 30% reduction in adverse events and 23% reduction in medical errors.
- Implementation of IPASS for postoperative handoffs in the SICU resulted in improved organization, safety, and communication.
quality improvement, postoperative handoffs, neuro-intensive care unit, transitions of care
Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology | Surgery
Schmidt, Richard F.; Mendelson, MD, Andrew; Gill, MD, Sonia; Hollup, CRNP, Nicole; Vibbert, MD, Matthew; Vernick, MD, Coleen; Labella, MSN, Giuliana; Wilson, MSN, Marie; Harley, MSN, Caitlin; McCarrin, MSN, Maryanne; Jallo, MD, Jack; and Jaffe, MD, Rebecca, "Improving Postoperative Handoffs in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit" (2019). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 143.