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- Duty hour restrictions, cross coverage, and the growing number of mid-level practitioners has led to an increased number of handoffs across medical specialties
- These handoffs are well-known points of communication breakdown which can lead to patient safety issues
- Factors contributing to an effective handoff include standardization of communication, appropriate training and supervision, ample time, a quiet environment, and a supportive culture
- We hypothesize that attending supervision of handoffs is feasible and can improve practitioner perception of transitions of care
Critical Care | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neurology | Surgery
Cifrese, MD, Laura; Gill, MD, Sonia; Margiotta, MD, Megan; Athar, MD, Muhammad; Bell, MD, Rodney; Hefton, MD, Sara; Rincon, MD, MSc, MBE, Fred; Shah, MD, MBA, Syed; Urtecho, MD, Jacqueline; Vibbert, MD, Matthew; Wyler, MD, David; and Dolla, MD, Amandeep, "Implementation of Attending-Supervised IPASS Handoff in the Neuro-ICU" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Posters. Poster 86.