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Pardon the Interruption(s)-Enabling a Safer Emergency Department Sign Out.

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Summary of "Pardon the Interruption(s)-Enabling a Safer Emergency Department Sign Out."

Patient "handoffs" or "sign outs" in medicine are widely recognized as highly vulnerable times for medical errors to occur. The Emergency Department (ED) has been identified as an environment where these transitions of care at shift changes are particularly high-risk due to a variety of factors, including frequent interruptions, which can further lead to errors in transfer of information. Our primary objective was to evaluate whether simple interventions could minimize interruptions during the sign out period in an attempt to improve patient safety.

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Name: WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
ISSN: 1098-1861
Pages: 214-218

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