Effective Hand off Processes and Practices
Brian, H. & Susan, M. (2014). Hand off and narrative thinking. British Medical Journal. Qual and Saf
The authors wrote the article-addressing nurses on the ways they can use to ensure that they perfect their skills in communication. The authors are seen to insist on the importance of proper communication as it helps nurses at the point of getting medical information from a patient. The reference is directly linked to the topic of study in a manner that it can address communication as a process of hand off.
Catchpole, G., , Blocker, L., Blaha, G., W. (2013). Flow disruption in Trauma Care Hand offs. Journal of Surgical Research
The authors wrote the article to teach nurses on the proper ways of handling an emergency of trauma. The authors provide a step by step procedure that is to be followed when taking care of a patient and the kind of activities to be done and not to be done. The article is only based on a trauma-based patient, thus may not apply to other medical activities. The article relates to the topic as it can provide information on how to handle flow disruption in trauma.
Kessler, S., Hern, J., Comes, K., Gallahue, B, Knapp, G., Davenport, O., V. (2014). A Survey of Handoff Practices in Emergency Medicine. Journal of Medical Quality
The authors surveyed the kind of practices carried out in emergency medicine and came out with a report on the finds. The findings were to teach nurses on the right practices and handoff practices that are required. The reference is appropriate as it is in the position to ensure that it talks and provides information on the kind of practices that are safe to use in a medical emergency.
Carroll, W., Gallivan, T. ( 2012). The Ins and Outs of Change of Shift Handoffs Between Nurses: a Communication Challenge. BMJ Qual and Saf
The article outlines the factors that are to be done and the ones that should not be done by nurses when they are changing their shifts. It also has a provision of how nurses should communicate. The article is related to the topic in a manner that it can explain how nurses should operate and at the same time how they should communicate just like the topic, which deals with ensuring that nurses have an efficient handoff process and performance.
(Kear, 2016). Patient Handoffs: What They Are and How They Contribute to Patient Safety. Nephrology Nursing Journal
Kear came up with procedures and precautions that will help nurses in ensuring that their patients are well catered and taken care of well. The reference is related to the topic in a manner that it provides information on the kind of patient handoff and how they are useful to patient’s safety. The author explains how nurses can conduct themselves and ensure that the patient is safe.
Abraham, K., P.( 2011). Bridging Gaps in Handoffs: A continuity of care based approach. Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Abraham came up with more strategies and methods of reducing the gap between handoffs operations. He came up with factors that were seen to be a continuation of of care based approach to patients. He teaches nurses on the way they are supposed to operate and ensure that their operations and activities are aimed at improving. The reference is related to the topic as it is in the position to teach on how to use handoffs in their daily operations effectively.
Johnson, A., (2016). Can We Talk? The art and science of a handoff conversation. BMJ Qual and Saf
The author came up with the article to educate and provide more information on effective communication of nurses with their patients. He is seen to provide more details about the kind of conversation a nurse should engage their patients. The reference is related to the topic in question as it can provide information on the type of handoff conversations that nurses are supposed to engage in with their patients.
Starmer, S., (2014). Changes in Medical Errors after implementation of a handoff program. New England Journal of Medicine
Starmer wrote about the kind of changes that were brought about in medical errors when handoff program was implemented. He outlines the type of mistakes that were corrected by the application thus encouraging nurses on learning the handoff program. The reference is related to the topic as it is seen to outline how the handoff program was able to bring about changes in the medical sectors and can show the importance of the program.
Birmingham, B., Blegren, L., (2015). Handoffs and patient safety: grasping the story and painting a full picture. Western Journal of Nursing Research
Birmingham and Blegren were able to come up with procedures that would be used to ensure that handoff safety to the patients. They are seen to provide information to nurses on how to ensure the safety of the patients and how to communicate effectively with them and get to take their medical history. The reference is related to the topic in a manner that it can talk about handoff program and how to improve the efficiency of the program.
Blocker, L., (2015). Standardized handoff report form in clinical nursing education: an educational tool for patient’s safety and quality of care. Nurse Education today
The author was able to compile a standardized clinical report on handoff program so that to get to use it to teach nurses on the importance of the program in ensuring the safety of the patients. The reference is related to the topic in the sense that it is in the position to talk about the importance of handoff program and how the program can be used to ensure the safety of the patients.
Meisel, S., (2015). Optimizing the patient handoff between emergency medical services and the emergency department. Annals of emergency medicine
Meisel came up with an article that was in patients handoffs that were to teach nurses on how to handle and link activities in an emergency and at the same time ensuring the safety of the patient. The reference is relevant to the topic in the sense that it can provide information on how to link the program and ensure safety in times of emergencies.
Lee, P., (2016). Handoffs, safety culture, and practices evidence from the hospital survey on patient safety culture. BMC Health services research
Lee outlines the safety precautions that are used in handoff program and can ensure the safety of the patient. He rights to the nurses and educates them on the safety precautions that a nurse should consider while handling their patients. The reference is relevant to the topic as the author is in the position to provide safety precaution that should be taken into consideration by nurses when they are carrying out their duties.
Abraham, K., (2014). Comparative evaluation of the content and structure of communication using two handoff tools: implications for patient’s safety. Journal of critical care
The article is in the position to compare the types of communication and how effective they are to be used so that to result in a better understanding between a nurse and patients. He explains to the nurses on the way to come up with a better communication strategy from the handoff program. The author is relevant to the topic as he can explain the means of communication and how to put it to use effectively.
Baker, K., (2010). Bedside shift report improves patient safety and nurse accountability. Journal of emergency nursing online.
Baker explains how bedside shift is essential to the nurses and the patients. He describes how it is necessary and healthy to the nurses whereby it helps them to be accountable for all their activities that they undertake. The author is relevant to the topic as he can explain the importance of shifts just as it is outlined in the handoff plan.
Baird, M. & Bethel, S. (2013). Manual of critical care nursing: nursing interventions and collaborative management. St. Louis, Mo: Elsevier Mosby. Retrieved from https://www.amazon.com/Manual-Critical-Care-Nursing-Interventions/dp/0323063764
The authors are in the position to provide information on the kind of information that should be taken into consideration. The article is focused to nurses as it can teach them about the kind of information and activities that should be taken into account when they are taking care of their patients. The authors are relevant to the topic as they are in the position to show and explain the way management process may be useful in taking care of the patient to a point if ensuring that they are safe.
Perry, A., Potter, P. & Ostendorf, W. (2016). Nursing interventions & clinical skills. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier. Retrieved from https://www.elsevier.com/books/nursing-interventions-and-clinical-skills/perry/978-0-323-18794-7
The authors are in the position to provide information on how nurses are supposed to interact with their patients. The authors are seen to be in the position to provide adequate information on the kind of clinical skills that nurses should have so that to ensure that they are ready to handle critical situations. The authors are relevant to the topic as they can provide information on the kind of skills and how the nurses are supposed to operate and carry themselves so that to ensure they are effective in providing their services.
Effective Hand off Processes and Practices