Hand-over - Important process to ensure patient safetyCreated by:
"Hand-over" is a very important processs in healthcare sector. Working in the shift system, people finishing the shift will need to hand-over patients properly to the persons who will be starting and take over the next shift. This is particualrly important for doctors and nurses, who need to ensure that the collegaues coming on for the next shift have sufficient clinical informations and plan of management for patients. I beleive that the progress of "Hand-over" can be varied from hospital to hospital, or country to country. For example, some do a proforma sheet for "hand-over", some use computer/electronic system, some has "hand-over" meeting, and etc. The vital component of "hand-over" will be identification of sick or potential sick patients, clincial details,and managment plans. What are the "hand-over" progress / protocol you have encountered?