Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers
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Use of Self-directed Module Improves Patient Handovers

Whether a patient is being transferred from the Emergency Department to a medical floor or from the Operating Room to the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, patient handovers are key. The clinical information provided in handovers contributes to continuity of care, patient safety, and a reduction in clinical errors. However, multiple regulatory groups and professional organizations have identified significant shortcomings in handovers.