Structured Handover in the Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit.

  title={Structured Handover in the Pediatric Postanesthesia Care Unit.},
  author={Emily K Funk and Brad M Taicher and Julie Thompson and Kelly Iannello and Brett T. Morgan and Sharon J. Hawks},
  journal={Journal of perianesthesia nursing : official journal of the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses},
  volume={31 1},
PURPOSE To establish a structured handover in the pediatric postanesthesia care unit. DESIGN An observational prequality and postquality improvement design was used. METHODS Convenience samples of 52 preimplementation and 51 postimplementation handover interactions (N = 103) were observed and compared to a 42-item Introductions, Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations, & Questions checklist. Patient care team members' satisfaction was assessed using voluntary electronic surveys… CONTINUE READING
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