Patient Safety Tool: 10 Patient Handoff Communications Tools


AORN, in the "Perioperative Patient 'Hand-Off' Tool Kit" developed by AORN and the U.S. Department of Defense Patient Safety Program, provides 10 sample patient handoff tools gathered from organizations around the country.

The tools include forms, posters, worksheets and a button design.


Download the 10 sample patient handoff communications tools (pdf) for adaptation and use in your facility.


Note: View our database providing 150 reports that link to free, downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.


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