Emergency department to inpatient unit handover: A problems assessment
Georgia Tobiano, PhD, Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Unit, Gold Coast Health, Gold Coast, Australia; Andrea Marshall, PhD, Nursing and Midwifery Education and Research Unit and Menzies Health Queensland, Gold Coast Health and Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia; Kim Jenkinson, BN, Gold Coast Health, Gold Coast, Australia; Christine Ryan, BN, Clinical Governance, Gold Coast Health, Gold Coast, Australia
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Emergency department to inpatient unit handover is complex and risky for nurses. Researchers identified the most common barriers to effective emergency department to inpatient unit handover including, "knowledge" and "role identity". Identifying barriers with end-users allowed targeted interventions to be developed to improve communication.
29th International Nursing Research Congress: Innovative Global Nursing Practice and Education Through Research and Evidence-based Practice, July 19-23, 2018. Melbourne, Australia.
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