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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Nursing|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|