Handovers: art and science
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There are multiple handovers of care and responsibility between clinicians in a patient’s journey from the roadside to recovery. Each handover contains essential information for the next stage of care. We will discuss the risks of handovers, and some tips on how to mitigate these and ensure a smooth transition of information and responsibility.
- Identify the risks associated with handovers
- Define the principles of a ‘good handover’
- Develop techniques to mitigate risk