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Definition of Terms
This guideline sits under the procedure Clinical Handover. The purpose of this guideline is to provide nurses across the campus with a structured approach for the safe communication of clinical handover.
To provide a framework for nursing clinical handover at the RCH.
The Nurse Unit Manager’s (NUM) has responsibility for compliance with the clinical handover. The operational leadership of handover and allocation of nurses to patients is usually the role of the Associate Unit Manager (AUM).
The NUM and/or AUM has the responsibility to ensure that the following principles are applied:
NB Patients colonised with a multi-resistant organism may only leave ward/room with agreement by treating team or Infection Prevention and Control
Evidence table for Nursing Clinical Handover Nursing Guideline.
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development of this nursing guideline was coordinated by Danielle Mee, Nurse Educator,
and approved by the Nursing Clinical Effectiveness Committee. Updated August 2019.