Improving Patient Safety and Satisfaction 
With Standardized Bedside Handoff and Walking Rounds.

@article{Taylor2015ImprovingPS,
  title={Improving Patient Safety and Satisfaction 
With Standardized Bedside Handoff and Walking Rounds.},
  author={Julia S Taylor},
  journal={Clinical journal of oncology nursing},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={414-6}
}
In 2009, the Joint Commission identified a standardized approach to handoff communication as a patient safety goal to reduce communication errors. Evidence suggests that a structured handoff report, combined with active patient participation, reduces communication errors and promotes patient safety. Research shows that bedside handoff increases nurses' accountability by visualizing the patient and exchanging information at the point of care. Based on recommendations from the Joint Commission… CONTINUE READING