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.
Johnson, M., Jefferies, D., & Nicholls, D. (2012). Developing a minimum data set for electronic nursing handover. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(3-4), 331-343. https://doi.org/10.1111/J.1365-2702.2011.03891.X