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1

What does the handoff mnemonic "I-PASS" stand for?

I = Illness severity
P = Patient summary
A = Action list
S = Situation awareness and contingency planning
S = Synthesis by receiver

2

In I-PASS, what is important w/r/t "I"?

I = illness severity

* Is pt "Stable," a "Watcher," or "Unstable"

> Watcher = pt at risk for deterioration

3

In I-PASS, what is important w/r/t "P"?

P = Patient summary

* Provide summary statement, which includes:
- Reason for admission
- Hospital course
- Assessment + plans (by problem/dx)

4

In I-PASS, what is important w/r/t "A"?

A = Action items

* Each item has:
- Timeline
- Level of priority

> Otherwise, state "nothing to do"

5

In I-PASS, what is important w/r/t the first "S"?

S = Situation awareness and contingency planning

- Draw awareness to potential problems
> E.g. w/pt, team, environment
- Create plan to deal with them, should they arise
> "If ____, then ____"

6

What are the important parts of contingency planning?

1. Identify concerns
2. Articulate what might go wrong
3. Define the plan (including what has/hasn't worked) and identify resources that could assist

7

What phrase should you add to your contingency plan if the pt is stable?

"I don't anticipate anything will go wrong"
or
"no contingencies anticipated"

8

In I-PASS, what is important w/r/t the second "S"?

S = Synthesis by receiver

- Receiver briefly restates key action items and contingency plans ONLY
- Time to clarify elements that are unclear