Transition of Care Policy

  • Handoffs occur twice a day on the inpatient services.  We use email for routine hand-off and direct conversation to discuss acute issues.  This occurs between attendings and between fellows as well as nurses.
  • For seriously ill patients, handoffs have been conducted at the bedside both between fellows and attendings
  • First-year fellows are shadowed the first week of fellowship and oriented by senior fellow regarding hand-offs as well as by the directly supervising attending. The first-year fellow is also oriented by the divisional administrator regarding the hand-off of nurse triaged calls in EPIC.
  • Fellow and attending call schedules are available in the Shands UF online on-call system.