Making handovers more effective
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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

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