Patient Safety Tool: CLINIC SAFE Handoffs Pocket Card

The Picker Institute offers a free pocket card developed by University of Chicago Medical Center researchers to guide safe end-of-year patient handoffs in an internal medicine residency clinic.

The CLINIC SAFE pocket card is part of a University of Chicago project called Engineering Patient Oriented Clinic Handoffs, or EPOCH. The goal is to make the year-end handoff process in an internal medicine residency clinic more patient-centered. The pocket card includes the following tips:


•    Clearly notify patients
•    Look over patient panels
•    Identify high risk patients
•    New PCP sign-out
•    Insist patients follow up
•    Call patients who miss visits
•    Study follow-up promptly
•    Assume care immediately and promote ownership
•    Find patients who fall through cracks
•    Encourage supervision

Download the CLINIC SAFE pocket card for use in your own facility.

Note: View our database providing more than 400 reports that link to free downloadable and adaptable tools for use in surgery centers, hospitals and other organizations by clicking here.

More Articles on Patient Safety:

Study: Cloth Towels Insufficient to Clean Hospital Rooms
Study: Printed Surgical Safety Checklist Improves Item Validation Rate

7 Action Items for Enhancing Patient Safety Data

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2019. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 


Patient Safety Tools & Resources Database

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months