Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Safe Handover - Opportunities to improve Patient Handover]

SINKA Lászlóné Adamik Erika1, BÖCSKEI Anna2, VASS Zsolt3, GÖBÖLY Ágnes4

APRIL 30, 2018

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2018;31(02)

[Mistakes, errors made in the patient handover process can result in severe outcomes, but with appropriate measures it is possible to decrease their numbers. Therefore, we considered it important to develop a methodology which would help us analysing our internal processes. Getting to know the current situation well provides the opportunity to implement those changes into our daily work which focus on the actual problems, and which could lead to measurable improvements in our everyday work processes. ]

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  1. Semmelweis Egyetem EMK Betegbiztonsági Tanszéki Csoport mesterápoló hallgató, Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar
  2. Szent Imre Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Gasztoenterológiai Profil mesterápoló hallgató, Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar
  3. Péterfy Sándor utcai Kórház-Rendelőintézet és Baleseti Központ, Onkológiai osztály mesterápoló hallgató, Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar
  4. Magyar Honvédség Egészségügyi Központ, Szívsebészet mesterápoló hallgató, Semmelweis Egyetem Egészségtudományi Kar

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