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The I-PASS Handoff Bundle is an evidence based standardized set of educational materials designed to decrease handoff failures in patient care.
Two of every three "sentinel events", the most serious events reported to the Joint Commission, are due to failures of communication, including miscommunication during patient care handoffs.
Implementation of the I-PASS method results in decreased medical errors and preventable adverse events
There are few studies that evaluate this validated method in the context of a General Surgery resident program
We aim to implement the I-PASS system into the transition of care process for General Surgery residents at our institution, and to analyze of the quality of the handoff process before and after the implementation.
Implementation of a Standardized Handoff System for a General Surgery Residency Program, Thomas Jefferson University, HOUSE STAFF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY POSTERS
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Caparosa, E. M.; Brown, A. M.; Stern, J.; Chevrollier, G.; Kucherov, V. M.; Woodward, S. G.; and Cowan, S. W., "Implementation of a Standardized Handoff System for a General Surgery Residency Program" (2017). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 61.