Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses' handover.

@article{Fenton2006DevelopingAG,
  title={Developing a guide to improve the quality of nurses' handover.},
  author={W. G. Fenton},
  journal={Nursing older people},
  year={2006},
  volume={18 11},
  pages={32-6; quiz 37}
}
This article considers the importance of handover as a means of communicating important patient information from one nursing shift to the next. It describes the development of a guide, based on Essence of Care benchmarks, intended to improve the quality of nursing handover. A post implementation audit suggests that once staff were familiar with the guide, handovers became more structured and informative.