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Standardized patient “hand off” reduces medical errors

Using the patient “hand off” tool I-PASS reduced medical errors by 40% according to a study at Boston Children’s Hospital. I-PASS stands for: I = Illness severity, P = Patient summary, A = Action list for the next team, S = Situation awareness and contingency plans, and S = Synthesis and “read-back” of the information. Read more.


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    Standardized patient “hand off” reduces medical errors
    April 2012 Vol. 7 No. 4

    Author(s): Rose Sherman, EdD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN


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