Reengineering Surgical Patient Transfer and Handover Process in Operating Room


Surgical patients
Work efficiency




Objective: To reform the transfer process of surgical patients, standardize the transfer process, and improve the quality of safe transfer; unify the intrahospital transfer process to achieve standardized management; ensure patient safety, improve work efficiency, and reduce the occurrence of adverse events. Methods: A transfer team was formed, a handover record sheet for surgical patients was designed, and the workflow and specifications for handover and transfer of surgical patients were formulated. Results: After using the re-designed handover record sheet for surgical patients and improving the procedure for transferring surgical patients, the accuracy of surgical patient handover was ensured, the handover and transfer time was shortened, and the surgical turnover rate improved. Conclusion: By designing and reforming the service model, it is possible to change and standardize the transfer process of surgical patients and improve the quality of safe transfer, the operating room management system so that it is more rational and humanized, the management model, the working environment, as well as the overall quality and efficiency of operating room nursing.


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