Barriers and strategies in the nursing handover of critically ill patients: integrative review
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Transferencia de pacientes
Barreras de comunicación
Cuidado de enfermera
Cuidado crítico
Seguridad del paciente. Nursing
Patient Transfer
Communication Barriers
Nursing care
Critical Care
Patient Safety. Enfermagem
Transferência de Pacientes
Barreiras de Comunicação
Cuidados de Enfermagem
Cuidados Críticos
Segurança do Paciente.

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Objective: To verify the main barriers and strategies inherent to the nursing handover of critically ill patients in the scientific literature. Method:  This is an integrative review of the literature which used a quantitative approach and was conducted between October 19 to November 2, 2018. With the selection of article published between 2002 and 2018.  Results:  26 (100%) identified articles, all published internationally, among these 16 (62%) were published in the last five years. Among the articles, 38% addressed barriers and 27%  handover strategies, 35% of which were related to patient safety. Discussion:  communication is a basic instrument for nursing care, and it is becoming indispensable in handover, enabling continuity of care and minimizing adverse events. Conclusion: The results of this review show the emerging need to develop tools and strategies to assist the Nursing Handover in critically ill patients.
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