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New for RPA subscribers-only: Teach residents proper handoff procedures to ensure patient safety

Residency Program Insider, June 8, 2018

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Section IV of the ACGME Common Program Requirements focuses on the resident learning and working environment. This includes ensuring residents’ learning environments are supportive of effective transitions of care (also known as handoffs). Given that residents cannot provide 24/7 care to patients, handoffs are necessary, so the ACGME requires that residents are taught appropriate, standardized methods for the transfer of care. Read more.



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