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I-PASS Materials

Handoff Curriculum Materials are now available! Click here and fill out the form to submit a request for I-PASS Materials

The I-PASS Handoff Bundle was created by The I-PASS Study Group to teach a standardized approach to handoffs in inpatient settings. This collection is a comprehensive, evidence-based, and consensus-driven suite of educational materials created for a multi-site study that consists of six major complementary components:

  • I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Core Resident Workshop

    2-hour didactic and interactive session that teaches I-PASS techniques and concepts
  • I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Handoff Simulation Exercises

    1-hour interactive role-play session to allow for practicing of techniques learned in the resident workshop or online module
  • I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Computer Module

    Electronic tool that allows for independent learning and review of I-PASS concepts and techniques
  • I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Campaign Toolkit

    Collection of materials to ensure adoption and implementation of the I-PASS handoff process and change institutional culture
  • I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Faculty Development Resources

    Set of resources to educate and train faculty or handoff champions for the implementation of the I-PASS handoff program
  • I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Faculty Observation Tools

    Series of assessment tools designed to be used by institutions implementing the I-PASS handoff process

The I-PASS Study and I-PASS Handoff Bundle were specifically designed to target pediatric resident physicians. However, the I-PASS Handoff Bundle can serve as a framework for handoffs of care for multiple learner types and environments. Modifications of the I-PASS Handoff Bundle for additional provider types and sub-specialties are underway, but not yet final. Additional resources will be posted when available.

  • Now available: I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Medical Student Workshop

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Curriculum materials are now available. To submit a request for materials, please complete the form below.

The I-PASS Study was primarily funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). While we encourage the dissemination of I-PASS materials within your institution, federal regulations apply to any use of the I-PASS materials outside your institution:

  • Any results, final or interim reports, press releases, data or analysis must be submitted to I-PASS ( for review and comment no less than 45 days before release. In addition, at least a 45 day notice must be given of any briefings or presentation to the press, Congress, etc.
  • Each publication, press release or other document that cites results from DHHS grant-supported research and resources must include an acknowledgment of DHHS grant support and the following disclaimer: “The project described was supported by Grant Number R18AE000029 from the Department of Health and Human Services. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Department of Health and Human Resources.”

By submitting this form, you agree to abide by these and all other terms and conditions set forth in the terms of use.

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I-PASS Events


“Paper of the Month” from the Swiss Patient Safety Foundation (2017)

Family Advisory Council Seal of Approval, Boston Children’s Hospital (2017)

Joint Commission and National Quality Forum John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award (2016)

“Top 6 Research Abstract Submissions” at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference (2016)

PHM Safety and Quality, Award Recipient (2015)

One of the Top 5 Downloaded Publications for 2014 on MedEdPORTAL

HBS-HMS Health Acceleration Cox Award Recipient (2014)

“Top Articles” in Medical Education (#1 and #2) at Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference (2014)

Community / Patient Empowerment Award, Boston Children’s Hospital Taking on Tomorrow Conference (2013)

AAMC Readiness For Reform (R4R) Health Care Innovation Challenge, Honorable Mention (2012)

Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education, Award Recipient (2011)