Browse our curated list of patient handoff resources below. Also make sure to check out our Handoff 101 resources.
General Handoff Tools
ICU to OR Resources
Resources coming soon!
OR to ICU Resources
A helpful toolkit developed by the Durham Patient Safety Center of Inquiry that is a comprehensive resource for development and implementation of OR to ICU handovers.
CARDIAC | word online
This is a handover template for patients admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit following surgery. It was developed by the team at University of Texas – Southwestern.
This is a handover checklist template developed at UCLA in a well-designed infographic format.
CARDIAC | pdf
This is a series of process graphics developed as part of the ECHO-ICU study. Geoffrion TR, Lynch IP, Hsu W, Phelps E, Minhajuddin A, Tsai E, Timmons A, Greilich PE. An Implementation Science Approach to Handoff Redesign in a Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2020 Jun;109(6):1782-1788.
OR to PACU Resources
GENERAL | img
This is a wall sign which outlines a very streamlined handover from the OR to the PACU team.
GENERAL | pdf
This is a cognitive aid designed for use during handover from the OR team to the PACU team. It’s structure is based upon the SBAR communication tool.
GENERAL | word online
This is a perianesthesia communication tool designed for use by the PACU RN for recording the details of patient handover from the OR team.
A comprehensive collection of online handoff resources from around the web. Prepared by: Aditee Ambardekar, MD, MSEd and Lee Ann Riesenberg, PhD and members of the Education Working Group
MHC members directed the 2017 APSF Stoelting Conference, which featured perioperative handoffs as the primary patient safety topic that year. Below you will find material related to the event: