Surgical suite to pediatric intensive care unit handover protocol: implementation process and long-term sustainability.

@article{Northway2015SurgicalST,
  title={Surgical suite to pediatric intensive care unit handover protocol: implementation process and long-term sustainability.},
  author={Tracie L Northway and Gordon E Krahn and Kristine Thibault and Lisa Yarske and Nataliya Yuskiv and Niranjan Kissoon and J. J. Collet},
  journal={Journal of nursing care quality},
  year={2015},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={113-20}
}
The article reports the long-term sustainability of a standardized transfer protocol from cardiac surgical suite to the pediatric intensive care unit. Using rapid process improvement technique, the original mean defect rate per handover decreased from 13.2 to 0 and 0.3, 12, and 24 months postimplementation, respectively. This study stresses the importance of long-term assessment to control for possible observation biases; it also illustrates a successful implementation strategy that used video… CONTINUE READING
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