Archive February 2007 VIII, No. 2

Business Advisor

How to Make a Smooth OR-to-PACU Handoff

Brian Lapps, Jr., JD

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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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