Collins G (2014) Using simulation to develop handover skills. Nursing Times; 110: 8, 12-14.
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“This article outlines the potential impact of ineffective handover skills on nurses’ confidence, competence and coordination, as well as on patient safety.
“It focuses on how student nurses can develop their communication skills by looking specifically at how the University of Derby used simulation to teach pre-registration student nurses effective handover techniques.”
- Why do student nurses often lack confidence in giving handovers?
- What techniques have you found useful in building this confidence?
- What do you think of the SBAR approach to handovers?