Effective handovers
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Effective handovers

Linda Thorley Deputy nurse manager, Rock Cottage Care Home, Staffordshire

A CPD article improved Linda Thorley’s knowledge of the importance of nursing handovers and clear communication

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article explored the role of handovers in healthcare settings, including the various types and functions, the structured frameworks that can be used, and the potential effects of an ineffective handover.

Nursing Standard. 32, 7, 64-65. doi: 10.7748/ns.32.7.64.s51

This reflective account is based on NS901 Ballantyne H (2017) Undertaking effective handovers in the healthcare setting. Nursing Standard. 31, 45, 53-61