Journal article

Perioperative handover using ISBAR at two sites: A quality improvement project

P Kitney, D Bramley, R Tam, K Simons

Journal of Perioperative Nursing | Published : 2018


The use of ISBAR handover principles assists in enabling the provision of best care to perioperative patients1. Reviews of post-operative handover research studies confirm the positive association between the quality of handovers and the decrease in adverse patient events2,3. Other reviews identify that globally handovers can be highly unpredictable and unreliable3–6. Therefore, the argument for standardised handovers to reduce the probability of adverse patient events in comparison to unstructured handovers, which have been shown to increase the chances of adverse patient events, is worth investigating. Method: The method used was a multisite quasi-experimental design involving audits of pe..

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