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Improving Communication During Transitions of Care

Take a closer look at the potential challenges that arise during crucial moments of transitions of care and identify solutions.

November 2010. 170 pages.

Product Description

Product Description

Transitions of care may occur within organizations, between organizations, or between providers. Patients often undergo multiple transitions during a single episode of care as they are transferred between units or from one provider to another during shift changes. Improving Communication During Transitions of Care is designed to help organizations providing all types of health care services around the world coordinate and standardize communication during transitions across the continuum of care. The book’s systematic and collaborative approach to improving communication compiles considerations based on evidence-based practices, guidelines, and strategies from organizations in the field.
Key Topics:
  • Improving communication based on evidence-based practices
  • Guidelines and strategies from organizations in the field 
  • Challenges caregivers face during transitions of care
  • Solutions for challenges during transitions of care 
Key Features:
  • Helpful tools and techniques 
  • Case studies illustrating initiatives implemented by health care organizations in a variety of settings and countries 
  • Systematic and collaborative approach 
Standards: Leadership (LD); Medication Management (MM); Performance Improvement (PI); Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC)
Setting: All accreditation settings
Key Audience:
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Nurse leaders
  • Performance improvement specialists
  • Patient safety officers
  • Accreditation professionals 
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