Transfer of patient care is a critical step in assuring positive patient outcomes. Nowhere is this pivotal step more important than in the setting of a critically ill patient, or, a postoperative patient. Is standardization of the transfer of care process beneficial to patients? Does it ensure that all pertinent information has been relayed. How can the process be optimized to ensure that communication between providers is effective and comprehensive?
Monica Rose, MSN, CRNA
Susan D. Newman, PhD, RN, CRRN
AANA Journal – October 2016 – Vol. 84, No. 5 – www.aana.com/aanajournalonline