Making handovers more effective
Lynne Pearce Health journalist
Handovers after a busy shift can be stressful and rushed, but improving the process is important to improving care and optimising patient outcomes
Handovers are an essential part of everyday nursing practice and a key part of ensuring patient safety, yet many happen at the end of a shift when staff are tired and waiting to go home.
Nursing Standard. 33, 9,42-44. doi: 10.7748/ns.33.9.42.s16