Safe Patient Handover
Module 4: I-PASS


Experts in patient handovers use an anticipatory planning model to relay what their major concerns are about the patient and what the receiver should anticipate in the immediate and ongoing needs of the patient. I-PASS is an acronym which stands for Patient Identification and Illness, Patient Summary, Action List, Situation Awareness and Contingency Planning and Synthesis by the Receiver. 

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