Handoff to Communicate Risk
A handoff is a transfer of information and responsibility for the care of the patient. It requires effective communication skills from both parties to ensure continuity of care and safety for the patient. It may occur between members of the same profession (e.g. nursing shift change), but also between members of different professions (e.g. nursing and rehabilitation therapy). While handoffs typically include a multitude of information about the patient, it is important to include information about falls for those patients at risk.

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