96 - Surgical Services Transfer of Accountability - " Let's Talk"
Description: Woodstock Hospital is a large community Hospital in southwestern Ontario that serves a population of 100,000 people WH perioperative staff were no different from their peers at surrounding hospitals in that nursing staff all had varied practises and routines of reporting surgical patient information at hand off of patient care. When a face to face transfer of accountability occurs at the patient’s bedside there is an opportunity for the patient to be the third voice, to ask questions and clarify information exchanged. As a group we worked together to develop a surgical services transfer of accountability form which standardized the communication shared and improved patient safety. since it's launch we have now moved forward with an electronic transfer of accountability that is utilized hospital wide.