A medical student finds himself in position of having to inform a family of terrible news after several transitions of care.Health Aff (Millwood). 2015;34:707-710.
Insensible losses: when the medical community forgets the family.
Elias P. Health Aff (Millwood). 2015;34:707-710.Care transitions are a vulnerable time for patients, and handoff improvement is a national patient safety priority. This commentary relates how a medical student's experience with handing off a patient to an intensive care unit touches on hierarchy and a missed opportunity for transparent and family-centered communication. A past AHRQ WebM&M perspective discusses problems with inpatient handovers and recommends strategies to enhance handoff quality.
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The STEEEP Academy. June 18–19, 2015. 8:00 AM–1:00 PM (Central); Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, Plano, TX.
Adapting The Joint Commission's seven foundations of safe and effective transitions of care to home.
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