Monday, February 01, 2016

Giving Good Sign-out

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Whether it is in the Emergency Department or on the floor, the patient hand-off is one of the most dangerous times in a patient's hospital stay. A review of the causes for medical error finds that problems with communication during transitions in care is a common source of mistakes: vital information gets lost, forgotten, or communicated incorrectly leading to potential safety issues. 
eD-PASS is a standardized tool to help you give clear and consistent sign-outs during your rotation in the ED. You can download it onto your mobile device here.

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