The tool measures the following components of verbal handovers: content, clinical judgment, organization/communication, professionalism, and setting which are consistently cited in the literature as important components of handovers. Categories were not linked to a particular handover model in an intentional effort to make the tool generalizable. It was formatted for use as a two-sided card with the 9-point Likert-type evaluation on the front and descriptions of the categories and examples of ratings on the back.
* Presented at the 2013 AAMC Annual Meeting MedEdPORTAL Poster Session on "Excelling in Health Education Assessment."
KeywordsPatient Care, Communication, Resident Education, Education, Feedback, Patient Safety, Transition, Evaluation, ACGME, Handoff, Competency, Handover, Sign out, Medical Student Education, Instrument, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
Lisa E. Leggio, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Valera L. Hudson, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Leila E. Stallworth, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Brittany Ange, MS, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Cindy Borges-Suarez, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Deborah Richardson, PhD, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University
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