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A new approach to hospital handoffs has shown it can significantly reduce medical errors as well as preventable adverse events. The approach, dubbed the I-PASS bundle, uses a mnemonic to alert providers to all the issues that need to be covered during a handoff, but also includes a written handoff tool, communication training, a sustainability campaign, and a process for feedback.

Study: New approach to handoffs slashes errors, preventable adverse events; other medical centers move to implement the protocol

Developers urge colleagues to gather data, survey providers before launching handoff intervention