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Evidence Based Handoffs
Presenter: Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP
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Knowledge Gap: 
The purpose of this activity is to educate healthcare providers with the most up-to-date information on
Evidence Based Handoffs.  

Target Audience
The target audience includes all healthcare professionals such as physicians, nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals who would like to learn about 
Evidence Based Handoffs and how it pertains to their respective profession.

Release and Expiration Dates
7/11/2018 -7/11/2021

Objectives
  1. List evidence-based ways to provide an effective handoff
  2. Identify risks that occur with an ineffective handoff 
  3. Apply SBAR tool
References:
  1. 1. Academic Medicine: December 2009 - Volume 84 - Issue 12 - p 1775-1787
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  10. Gandhi TK. Fumbled handoffs: One dropped ball after another. Ann Intern Med. 2005;142:352–358.Cited Here...
  11. Handoff strategies in settings with high consequences for failure: lessons for health care operations 
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Biographical Info

Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP 
Wendy L. Ward, Ph.D., ABPP is a Professor and
Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development at UAMS. She provides faculty development offerings across the five UAMS Colleges and the Graduate School on topics related to interprofessional collaboration such as how to build core competency skill domains for integrated, collaborative clinical care and how to teach interprofessional learners to build these skills. Further, she coordinates an integrated behavioral health service for a large children’s hospital, and outpatient psychology services integrated within 32 pediatric subspecialty clinics. She also serves her institution as Associate Director of the Interprofessional Faculty Wellness program.

Speaker Disclosures:
The planners, speakers, moderators, peer reviewers and /or panelists of this CE activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Planners: 
Kim Miller  
Susan Smith Dodson

Speaker:
Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP 

Peer Reviewers: 
Kim Miller, MCHES


Instructions to obtain credit:

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3.       Complete the post-test 
           (must pass the post-test with a score of 65% to receive credit)
           You may retake the post-test if you do not receive a passing score.
4.       Complete Evaluation 
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