The nurse is preparing to transfer a client from the ED to the orthopedic unit. She knows that adhering to the hospital policy for client handoffs best ensures which of the following?

  • privacy
  • Patient’s Bill of Rights
  • continuity of care
  • case management
Number 3 is correct.
Continuity of care is effective in allowing each care provider to communicate complete and accurate information as the patient progresses through the health care system. Privacy, the Patient’s Bill of Rights, and case management do not address the issue of handoffs between caregivers.