References and suggested readings:

By study investigators:

Lane-Fall MB, Beidas RS, Pascual JL, Collard ML, Peifer HG, Chavez TJ, Barry ME, Gutsche JT, Halpern SD, Fleisher LA, Barg FK. Handoffs and transitions in critical care (HATRICC): protocol for a mixed methods study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. BMC Surgery 2014, 14:96. doi:10.1186/1471-2482-14-96

Lane-Fall MB, Brooks AB, Wilkins SA, Davis JJ, Riesenberg LA. Addressing the mandate for handoff education: a focused review and recommendations for anesthesia resident curriculum development and evaluation. Anesthesiology 2014; 120(1): 218-29

Lane-Fall MB, Speck RM, Shea JA, Ibrahim SA, McCunn M, Bosk CL. Are attendings different? Intensivists explain their handoff ideals, perceptions and practices. Annals of the American Thoracic Society 2013 (electronically published ahead of print).

By other investigators:

Petrovic MA, Aboumatar H, Baumgartner WA, Ulatowski JA, Moyer J, Chang TY, Camp MS, Kowalski J, Senger CM, Martinez EA. Pilot implementation of a perioperative protocol to guide operating room-to-intensive care unit patient handoffs. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 2012;26:11-6.

Zavalkoff SR, Razack SI, Lavoie J, Dancea AB. Handover after pediatric heart surgery: A simple tool improves information exchange. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:309-13.

Joy BF, Elliott E, Hardy C, Sullivan C, Backer CL, Kane JM. Standardized multidisciplinary protocol improves handover of cardiac surgery patients to the intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011;12:304-8.

Agarwal HS, Saville BR, Slayton JM, Donahue BS, Daves S, Christian KG, Bichell DP, Harris ZL. Standardized postoperative handover process improves outcomes in the intensive care unit: A model for operational sustainability and improved team performance. Crit Care Med 2012;40:2109-15.

Craig R, Moxey L, Young D, Spenceley NS, Davidson MG. Strengthening handover communication in pediatric cardiac intensive care. Paediatr Anaesth 2012;22:393-9.

Catchpole KR, De Leval MR, McEwan A, Pigott N, Elliott MJ, McQuillan A, Macdonald C, Goldman AJ. Patient handover from surgery to intensive care: Using Formula 1 pit-stop and aviation models to improve safety and quality. Paediatr Anaesth 2007;17:470-8.

Karakaya A, Moerman AT, Peperstraete H, Francois K, Wouters PF, de Hert SG. Implementation of a structured information transfer checklist improves postoperative data transfer after congenital cardiac surgery. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2013:Epub ahead of print.

Cooper JB, Long CD, Newbower RS, Philip JH. Critical incidents associated with intraoperative exchanges of anesthesia personnel. Anesthesiology 1982;56:456-61.

Haynes AB, Weiser TG, Berry WR, Lipsitz SR, Breizat AHS, Dellinger EP, Herbosa T, Joseph S, Kibatala PL, Lapitan MCM, Merry AF, Moorthy K, Reznick RK, Taylor B, Gawande AA. A surgical safety checklist to reduce morbidity and mortality in a global population. N Engl J Med 2009;360:491-9.

Davies JM, Caird JK. Surgical safety checklist: a redesign using human factors guidelines: University of Calgary, 2009.

Arora V, Kao J, Lovinger D, Seiden SC, Meltzer D. Medication discrepancies in resident sign-outs and their potential to harm. J Gen Intern Med 2007;22:1751-5.

Arora V, Johnson J, Lovinger D, Humphrey HJ, Meltzer DO. Communication failures in patient sign-out and suggestions for improvement: A critical incident analysis. Qual Saf Health Care 2005;14:401-7.

Cohen MD, Hilligoss PB. The published literature on handoffs in hospitals: Deficiencies identified in an extensive review. Qual Saf Health Care 2010;19:493-7.

Salzwedel C, Bartz HJ, Kuhnelt I, Appel D, Haupt O, Maisch S, Schmidt GN. The effect of a checklist on the quality of post-anaesthesia patient handover: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Qual Health Care 2013;25:176-81.

Segall N, Bonifacio AS, Schroeder RA, Barbeito A, Rogers D, Thornlow DK, Emery J, Kellum S, Wright MC, Mark JB. Can we make postoperative patient handovers safer? A systematic review of the literature. Anesth Analg 2012;115:102-15.

Horwitz LI, Dombroski J, Murphy TE, Farnan JM, Johnson JK, Arora VM. Validation of a handoff assessment tool: The Handoff CEX. J Clin Nurs 2012.

Chen JG, Wright MC, Smith PB, Jaggers J, Mistry KP. Adaptation of a postoperative handoff communication process for children with heart disease: A quantitative study. Am J Med Qual 2011;26:380-6.

References and suggested readings:
implementation science and mixed methods

Powell BJ, McMillen JC, Proctor EK, Carpenter CR, Griffey RT, Bunger AC, Glass JE, York JL. A compilation of strategies for implementing clinical innovations in health and mental health. Med Care Res Rev  2012;69:123-57.

Hanson WE, Plano Clark VL, Petska KS, Creswell JW, Creswell JD. Mixed methods research designs in counseling psychology. J Couns Psychol 2005;52:224-35.

Hays DG, Singh AA. Qualitative inquiry in clinical and educational settings New York, NY: Guilford Press, 2012.

Rabin B, Brownson R, Haire-Joshu D, Kreuter M, Weaver N. A glossary for dissemination and implementation research in health. J Public Health Manag Pract 2008;14:117 - 23.

Damschroder L, Aron D, Keith R, Kirsh S, Alexander J, Lowery J. Fostering implementation of health services research findings into practice: a consolidated framework for advancing implementation science. Implementation Science 2009;4:50.