Archive February 2007 VIII, No. 2

Business Advisor

How to Make a Smooth OR-to-PACU Handoff

Brian Lapps, Jr., JD


If you're using paper charts and oral orders to transfer the care of patients from the OR to the PACU, I'm here to tell you that there's a better way: an instant, electronic patient handoff. As our nurses can attest, it's helped our very large hospital's very busy outpatient surgery department improve patient flow and increase patient safety.

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