1 Emergency Medical Services Copenhagen, The Capital Region of Denmark, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation, The Capital Region of Denmark
characteristics and considerations on improvement: a systematic review
Current research has identified numerous safety risks related to patient handovers including postoperative handovers. During the postoperative handover and the recovery period, the patient is at risk of potential complications of surgery or anaesthesia. Furthermore, patients are subject to a downscale in monitoring and observation, which makes them vulnerable to incidents and errors.
European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 2013, Vol 30, Issue 5, p. 229-42