Nursing CPD Institute

NSQHS: Implementing a Clinical Handover process

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 09 November 2020
With the National Safety and Quality for Healthcare Standards now widely accepted and in use across Australia, it is vital that nurses and other healthcare professionals can safely handover a patient’s care. This involves verbal and written communication skills that are clear and succinct as well as the involvement of the patient.

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“Explore the different clinical handover processes available to Australian clinicians”

Course Content

With the National Safety and Quality for Healthcare Standards now widely accepted and in use across Australia, it is vital that nurses and other healthcare professionals can safely handover a patient’s care. This involves verbal and written communication skills that are clear and succinct as well as involvement of the patient.

Introducing a new model for clinical handover can be a challenging task and in this quiz, you will discover how to prioritise and promote the use of a new tool to meet the quality and safety of clinical handover.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the need for a standardised clinical handover process
  • Explore the different clinical handover processes available to Australian clinicians
  • Discover the complexities of changing processes and how to overcome these
  • Acquire knowledge about the risks of implementing a new process for clinical handover
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