Nursing and Midwifery Studies

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 17--23

The effect of standard patient handover intervention on improving the quality of transfer from the operating room to the intensive care units


Zohreh Nematollahzadeh1, Simin Jahani1, Saeed Ghanbari2, Neda Sayadi1 
1 Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
2 School of Public Health, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Neda Sayadi
Department of Medical and Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing Care Research Center in Chronic Diseases, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz
Iran

Background: Handover from the operating room (OR) to the intensive care unit (ICU) is a complicated process that may endanger patients' lives. Objectives: The present study determined the effect of a standard patient handover protocol on the quality of transfer from the cardiac OR to the cardiac ICU. Methods: A quasi-experimental study was conducted in 2020 at an adult cardiac surgery center in Ahvaz city, Iran. Sixty-two handover cases were assessed before (n = 31) and after (n = 31) a training intervention on the nursing staff in the OR and ICU. The training intervention covered the process of standard handover. A checklist was used to evaluate the quality of care through the process of handover. The checklist consisted of three subscales. The independent samples t, Fisher's exact or chi-square tests were used to analyze the data. Results: The mean score of the technical errors was 10.61 ± 1.20 before the intervention and changed to 12.61 ± 0.80 after the intervention (P < 0.001). The mean score of ignoring information was 10.21 ± 1.78 before the intervention and changed to 14.00 ± 1.92 following the intervention (P < 0.001). Conclusion: Implementation of a standard handover protocol for post-cardiac surgery patients can decrease the intermission and improve the quality of care during patient handover.


How to cite this article:
Nematollahzadeh Z, Jahani S, Ghanbari S, Sayadi N. The effect of standard patient handover intervention on improving the quality of transfer from the operating room to the intensive care units.Nurs Midwifery Stud 2022;11:17-23


How to cite this URL:
Nematollahzadeh Z, Jahani S, Ghanbari S, Sayadi N. The effect of standard patient handover intervention on improving the quality of transfer from the operating room to the intensive care units. Nurs Midwifery Stud [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];11:17-23
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