Developing a minimum data set for electronic nursing handover

Maree Johnson, Diana Jefferies, Daniel Nicholls

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    Poor communication of patient information at handover has been implicated in adverse events with changes to clinical handover being proposed as a solution. This study developed a minimum data set for an electronic patient summary tool. Design. Using an observational design the scope of information being presented by nurses at handover was identified in relation to a generic Nursing Handover Minimum Data Set. Method. Patient handovers (n=195) were observed and digitally recorded across diverse specialties.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)331-343
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Clinical Nursing
    Issue number3-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


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