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MHC Handoffs Events

2022Oct 22-26
2022 American Society of Anesthesiologists Meeting
hybrid :   New Orleans, LA
2022Oct 23
MHC Workgroup Meetings
hybrid :   Imperial Room, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place
2022Oct 23
MHC General Session
hybrid :   Terrace Room, The Westin New Orleans Canal Place

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Perioperative Patient Handoffs: Getting it Right

Formed in 2015, the Perioperative Multi-Center Handoff Collaborative is supported by the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation’s (APSF), as a special interest group, to address one of its 2018 Patient Safety Priorities – Patient-related Communication Issues, Handoffs and Transitions in Care.

Our Mission:
  • To build the evidence base and implement strategies and tactics capable of eliminating unintended harms attributable to poor communication and teamwork during perioperative handovers
Our Aims:
  • Understand the current state of perioperative handovers from all stakeholders
  • Publish generalizable knowledge to advance perioperative handovers
  • Organize and execute multi-center studies with human factors and implementation scientists
  • Develop training material for medical education at the undergraduate, graduate and licensed practioneer levels