Chinese whispers in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU)

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302389
Title:
Chinese whispers in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU)
Authors:
Grover, A; Duggan, E
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Sep-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302389
Abstract:
We audited verbal handover of information by anaesthetists to recovery room nurses based on Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation. In Audit A, 100 handovers for elective procedures were included. For audit B, a second cohort of 100 patients was examined post educational session. There was an improvement in handover of medical background (46.15% Audit A, 77% Audit B, p<0.001) and allergy status (42% Audit A, 56% Audit B, p= 0.048). Handing over immediate postoperative instructions remained unchanged (58% Audit A, 59% Audit B) and there was a 4% decline in verbal handover of instructions for ward care. Nurse satisfaction with handovers improved by 12%. We conclude that a structured process of information transfer, led to improved handover of immediate care. Further education focussed on the importance of instructions for the ward to maintain continuity of care is recommended
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
AUDIT; INFORMATION; KNOWLEDGE; PATIENT TRANSFER
Local subject classification:
ANAESTHESTIST; KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGrover, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDuggan, Een_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-27T10:33:01Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-27T10:33:01Z-
dc.date.issued2013-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302389-
dc.description.abstractWe audited verbal handover of information by anaesthetists to recovery room nurses based on Situation, Background, Assessment and Recommendation. In Audit A, 100 handovers for elective procedures were included. For audit B, a second cohort of 100 patients was examined post educational session. There was an improvement in handover of medical background (46.15% Audit A, 77% Audit B, p<0.001) and allergy status (42% Audit A, 56% Audit B, p= 0.048). Handing over immediate postoperative instructions remained unchanged (58% Audit A, 59% Audit B) and there was a 4% decline in verbal handover of instructions for ward care. Nurse satisfaction with handovers improved by 12%. We conclude that a structured process of information transfer, led to improved handover of immediate care. Further education focussed on the importance of instructions for the ward to maintain continuity of care is recommendeden_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectAUDITen_GB
dc.subjectINFORMATIONen_GB
dc.subjectKNOWLEDGEen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT TRANSFERen_GB
dc.subject.otherANAESTHESTISTen_GB
dc.subject.otherKNOWLEDGE TRANSFERen_GB
dc.titleChinese whispers in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU)en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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