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- The Joint Commission has linked communication failure as a root cause for a majority of sentinel events.
- The “I-PASS” system is a hand-off mnemonic that has been shown to decrease medical errors, prevent adverse events, and improve communication.
- Multiple Jefferson residency programs have adopted I-PASS training over the last year to standardize sign-outs between treatment teams and departments.
- Radiology residents also participate in hand-offs with other departments, especially in cases of adverse patient reactions that occur within radiology (ie: allergic reaction, seizure, contrast extravasation). In addition, radiology residents also participate in hand offs between daytime and overnight teams, including sign out of pertinent protocols, studies, and clinician communications.
- The aim of this study was to assess the adaptability of I-PASS training to the needs of a diagnostic radiology residency program.
I-PASS, radiology, handoffs
Medicine and Health Sciences | Radiology
Kanesa-thasan, MD, Riti; Gendler, MD, Liya; Margiotta, MD, Megan; Lohr, MD, Kristin; Turner, MD, Grant; Jaffe, MD, Rebecca C.; Roth, MD, Christopher G.; and Long, MD, Suzanne, "Adaptation of a Standardized Handoff System for a Radiology Residency Program" (2018). House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019). Poster 98.