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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Study Intervention: HANDS Method

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  • All RNs on all study units were required to:
    • Complete HANDS training protocol (7-8 hours)
    • Demonstrate competency in use of HANDS before go-live
    • Enter an admission or update plan of care on each of ones patients into HANDS (electronic tool ) at every handoff
    • Use the plan to structure "report/handoff" communication (SHARE)

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