Study: Verbal Template Improves Sign-Out Process
A standardized verbal template for inter-shift sign-out of patient data increased clinician satisfaction with the process, improved information transfer and decreased sign-out interruptions, according to research published in the Journal of Healthcare Quality.
Researchers implemented a standardized 10-item sign-out checklist in a pediatric intensive care unit for 79 clinicians, performing surveys about information transfer and the sign-out process both before and after the standardized checklist implementation.
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Sign-out content related to increased patient identification, background description, clinical details, clinical detail notation, code status and goals increased post-intervention.
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