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Leon D Sanchez, David T Chiu, Larry Nathanson, Steve Horng, Richard E Wolfe, Mark L Zeidel, Kirsten Boyd, Carrie Tibbles, Shelley Calder, Jane Dufresne, Julius J Yang
BACKGROUND: Patient handoffs between units can introduce risk and time delays. Verbal communication is the most common mode of handoff, but requires coordination between different parties. OBJECTIVE: We present an asynchronous patient handoff process supported by a structured electronic signout for admissions from the emergency department (ED) to the inpatient medicine service. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients admitted to the medical service from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2015 at a tertiary referral center with 520 inpatient beds and 57,000 ED visits annually...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501113/clinical-acuity-shorthand-system-a-standardized-classification-tool-to-facilitate-handoffs
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Brian F Gilmore, Adam K Brys, Neel S Nath, Michael Barfield, Kristy L Rialon, Tracy Truong, Gina-Maria Pomann, John Migaly, Paul J Mosca
BACKGROUND: The handoff of medical information from one provider to another can be inefficient and error prone, potentially undermining patient safety. Although several tools for structuring handoffs exist, none provide a brief, standardized framework for ensuring that patient acuity is efficiently and reliably communicated. We aim to introduce and perform initial testing of the Clinical Acuity Shorthand System (CLASS) (Copyright 2015, Duke University. All rights reserved.) for surgery, a patient classification tool intended to facilitate efficient communication of key patient information during handoffs...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487461/the-impact-of-duty-cycle-workflow-on-sign-out-practices-a-qualitative-study-of-an-internal-medicine-residency-program-in-maryland-usa
#3
Soo-Hoon Lee, Sanjay V Desai, Phillip H Phan
OBJECTIVES: Although JCAHO requires a standardised approach to handoffs, and while many standardised protocols have been tested, sign-out practices continue to vary. We believe this is due to the variability in workflow during inpatient duty cycle. We investigate the impact of such workflows on intern sign-out practices. DESIGN: We employed a prospective, grounded theory mixed-method design. SETTING: The study was conducted at a residency programme in the mid-Atlantic USA...
May 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477319/transition-of-care-in-congenital-heart-disease-ensuring-the-proper-handoff
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REVIEW
Angela Lee, Barbara Bailey, Geraldine Cullen-Dean, Sandra Aiello, Joanne Morin, Erwin Oechslin
BACKGROUND: With great advances in medical and surgical care, most congenital heart disease patients are living in to adulthood and require lifelong surveillance and expert care for adult onset complications. Care lapse and lack of successful transfer from pediatric to adult care put young adults at risk for increased morbidity and premature death. Hence, transition and transfer from pediatric to adult care is a crucial and critical process to provide access to specialized care and lifelong surveillance...
June 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470134/standardized-icu-to-or-handoff-increases-communication-without-delaying-surgery
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Thomas J Caruso, Juan Luis Sandin Marquez, Melanie S Gipp, Stephen P Kelleher, Paul J Sharek
Purpose No studies have examined preoperative handoffs from the intensive care unit (ICU) to OR. Given the risk of patient harm, the authors developed a standardized ICU to OR handoff using a previously published handoff model. The purpose of this paper is to determine whether a standardized ICU to OR handoff process would increase the number of team handoffs and improve patient transport readiness. Design/methodology/approach The intervention consisted of designing a multidisciplinary, face-to-face handoff between sending ICU providers and receiving anesthesiologist and OR nurse, verbally presented in the I-PASS format...
May 8, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469889/a-quality-improvement-approach-to-standardization-and-sustainability-of-the-hand-off-process
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Craig Fryman, Carine Hamo, Siddharth Raghavan, Nirvani Goolsarran
There is mounting evidence that communication and hand-off failures are a root cause of two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals. Several studies have shown that non-standardized hand-offs have yielded poor patient outcomes and adverse events. At Stony Brook University Hospital, there were numerous reported adverse events related to poor hand-off during the transfer of patient responsibility from one resident caregiver to the next. A resident-conducted root cause analysis identified lack of a standardized hand-off process and formal training on safe and efficient hand-off among caregivers as key contributing factors...
2017: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468724/in-search-of-a-resident-centered-handoff-tool-discovering-the-complexity-of-transitions-of-care
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Meredith Barrett, David Turer, Hadley Stoll, David T Hughes, Gurjit Sandhu
INTRODUCTION: Transfer of a patient's care between providers is a significant potential for medical errors. Given the potential for patient safety breeches we sought to investigate residents' perceptions of handoffs at our institution. METHODS: Residents completed an online survey assessing the effectiveness of handoffs and what they thought was necessary for safe and informative transition communication. Thematic analysis was used to identify critical themes. RESULTS: 78% of residents reported formal training in handoff delivery...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467104/the-effectiveness-of-standardized-handoff-tool-interventions-during-inter-and-intra-facility-care-transitions-on-patient-related-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Jennifer L Rosenthal, Robert Doiron, Sarah C Haynes, Brock Daniels, Su-Ting T Li
Improving physician handoffs is a patient safety priority. The authors hypothesize that standardized handoff interventions during care transitions improve patient-related outcome measures. PubMed, Cochrane, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Embase, and Web of Science were searched for publications from 2000 to May 2016. Eligible studies compared standardized handoff intervention(s) with no standardized handoff intervention and measured patient-related outcomes. Studies were evaluated independently for eligibility for inclusion by at least 2 authors in a 2-stage process; 14 articles met inclusion criteria...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455194/improving-medication-information-transfer-between-hospitals-skilled-nursing-facilities-and-long-term-care-pharmacies-for-hospital-discharge-transitions-of-care-a-targeted-needs-assessment-using-the-intervention-mapping-framework
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Luiza Kerstenetzky, Matthew J Birschbach, Katherine F Beach, David R Hager, Korey A Kennelty
INTRODUCTION: Patients transitioning from the hospital to a skilled nursing home (SNF) are susceptible to medication-related errors resulting from fragmented communication between facilities. Through continuous process improvement efforts at the hospital, a targeted needs assessment was performed to understand the extent of medication-related issues when patients transition from the hospital into a SNF, and the gaps between the hospital's discharge process, and the needs of the SNF and long-term care (LTC) pharmacy...
April 7, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452917/quality-of-handoffs-in-community-pharmacies
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Ephrem Abebe, Jamie A Stone, Corey A Lester, Michelle A Chui
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to characterize handoffs in community pharmacies and to examine factors that contribute to perceived handoff quality. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of community pharmacists in a Midwest State of the United States. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect information on participant and practice setting characteristics. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and multivariate logistic regression. RESULTS: A total of 445 completed surveys were returned (response rate, 82%)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451689/a-randomized-trial-comparing-classical-participatory-design-to-vandaid-an-interactive-crowdsourcing-platform-to-facilitate-user-centered-design
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Kevin R Dufendach, Sabine Koch, Kim M Unertl, Christoph U Lehmann
BACKGROUND: Early involvement of stakeholders in the design of medical software is particularly important due to the need to incorporate complex knowledge and actions associated with clinical work. Standard user-centered design methods include focus groups and participatory design sessions with individual stakeholders, which generally limit user involvement to a small number of individuals due to the significant time investments from designers and end users. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this project was to reduce the effort for end users to participate in co-design of a software user interface by developing an interactive web-based crowdsourcing platform...
April 28, 2017: Methods of Information in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439356/impact-of-the-2003-acgme-resident-duty-hour-reform-on-hospital-acquired-conditions-a-national-retrospective-analysis
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Timothy Wen, Frank J Attenello, Steven Y Cen, Alexander A Khalessi, May Kim-Tenser, Nerses Sanossian, Steven L Giannotta, Arun P Amar, William J Mack
BACKGROUND: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education reforms in 2003 instituted an 80-hour weekly limit for resident physicians. Critics argue that these restrictions have increased handoffs among residents and the potential for a decline in patient safety. "Never events" hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) are a set of preventable events used as a quality metric in hospital safety analyses. OBJECTIVE: This analysis evaluated post-work hour reform effects on HAC incidence for US hospital inpatients, using the National Inpatient Sample...
April 2017: Journal of Graduate Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432190/a-single-centre-hospital-wide-handoff-standardisation-report-what-is-so-special-about-that
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EDITORIAL
Maitreya Coffey, Lennox Huang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 21, 2017: BMJ Quality & Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377942/an-evaluation-of-ca-1-residents-adherence-to-a-standardized-handoff-checklist
#14
Madeline C Heck, Peter Huges, Mojca Konia
BACKGROUND: Poor-quality handoffs are a significant cause of preventable medical errors and adverse events. Handoff checklists improve handoffs but adherence to these tools is often inconsistent. In our study we aimed to investigate the effects of simulated handoff workshop and clinical instruction on resident handoff quality. METHODS: A three-week pre-education intervention observation period of handoffs was conducted to assess the deficits, variability, and common practice in handoffs at the University of Minnesota Fairview Hospital...
January 2017: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371889/development-and-implementation-of-a-risk-identification-tool-to-facilitate-critical-care-transitions-for-high-risk-surgical-patients
#15
Rebecca L Hoffman, Jason Saucier, Serena Dasani, Tara Collins, Daniel N Holena, Meghan Fitzpatrick, Boris Tsypenyuk, Niels D Martin
Quality problem: Patients recently discharged from the intensive care unit (ICU) are at high risk for clinical deterioration. Initial assessment: Unreliable and incomplete handoffs of complex patients contributed to preventable ICU readmissions. Respiratory decompensation was responsible for four times as many readmissions as other causes. Choice of solution: Form a multidisciplinary team to address care coordination surrounding the transfer of patients from the ICU to the surgical ward...
March 22, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357497/reducing-operating-room-turnover-time-for-robotic-surgery-using-a-motor-racing-pit-stop-model
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Colby P Souders, Ken R Catchpole, Lauren N Wood, Jonathon M Solnik, Raymund M Avenido, Paul L Strauss, Karyn S Eilber, Jennifer T Anger
BACKGROUND: Operating room (OR) turnover time, time taken between one patient leaving the OR and the next entering, is an important determinant of OR utilization, a key value metric for hospital administrators. Surgical robots have increased the complexity and number of tasks required during an OR turnover, resulting in highly variable OR turnover times. We sought to streamline the turnover process and decrease robotic OR turnover times and increase efficiency. METHODS: Direct observation of 45 pre-intervention robotic OR turnovers was performed...
March 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343638/patient-care-handoff-in-the-postanesthesia-care-unit-a-quality-improvement-project
#17
Gregory M Bruno, Mary Elizabeth Betsy Guimond
PURPOSE: The goal of this project was to improve the process of transferring patient information between certified registered nurse anesthetists and postanesthesia care unit registered nurses using an evidence-based handoff checklist and evaluate completeness and accuracy of transferred information. DESIGN: A convenience sample of 14 certified registered nurse anesthetists and 7 registered nurses working at a single regional health system was recruited. METHODS: The Handoff Accuracy Scoring Tool was developed to include a pre-/postinterventional design to compare scores of verbal handoffs conducted in the preintervention phase without checklist (n = 20) and postintervention phase with checklist (n = 20)...
April 2017: Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336034/a-fumbled-handoff-to-inpatient-rehab
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April 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334591/crossing-the-communication-chasm-challenges-and-opportunities-in-transitions-of-care-from-the-hospital-to-the-primary-care-clinic
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Nicholas A Rattray, Jason J Sico, LeeAnn M Cox, Alissa L Russ, Marianne S Matthias, Richard M Frankel
BACKGROUND: Transitions of care from specialty and acute settings to primary care abound. Compared to the continuity in end-of-shift handoffs, care transitions involve provider communication between practices and facilities with their own cultures and bureaucracies. Using the transition from acute care to outpatient primary care for stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients as a case study, this qualitative research explored communication practices and institutional arrangements among clinical providers responsible for longitudinal management of hypertension...
March 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334565/year-end-resident-clinic-handoffs-narrative-review-and-recommendations-for-improvement
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Amber T Pincavage, Michael J Donnelly, John Q Young, Vineet M Arora
BACKGROUND: Year-end clinic handoffs in resident continuity clinics are an important patient safety issue. METHODS: Intervention articles addressing the year-end resident clinic handoff were identified in a targeted literature search. These articles were reviewed and abstracted to summarize the current literature. On the basis of these reviews and consensus expert opinion, recommendations to improve year-end clinic handoffs were developed. RESULTS: Of 23 identified articles, 10 intervention articles in the fields of internal medicine, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, and family medicine were ultimately included...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
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