Pre-And Post-Intervention Summary

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Maxson et al. (2012) conducted a pre and post intervention study in a surgical unit on how bedside nurse to nurse handoff promotes patient safety. Eighteen nurses agreed to participate but only 15 nurses completed the survey. Convenience sample of 60 patients were included in the study: 30 patients for pre-intervention and 30 for post-intervention. This study has many strengths. The article explicitly stated the inclusion criteria. Improvement in practice was noted post intervention. CINAHL and Medline were searched for articles related to nursing handoffs. Information from the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals was also included. The study also had few limitations. The convenience sample of patients used represents one 11-bed
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