Francois Gravel, Valérie Bélanger, Sophie Gosselin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2023: CJEM
Zahra Khalaf
INTRODUCTION: The clinical handover process has been directly associated with patient safety. Improving patient handover can improve patients' safety and ultimate outcomes; therefore, this review was conducted to examine the literature available on interventions that make handovers more effective. METHODS: MEDLINE (EBSCO) was searched for interventions that improve the efficacy of clinical handovers. Studies were excluded if they were irrelevant, not published in peer-reviewed journals, not published in English, or were based on animal studies...
2023: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
Amos Yung, Chi Shing Pak, Bernadette Watson
BACKGROUND: Since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System in 1999 [1], clinical handovers (or handoffs) and their relationship with the communication of patient safety have raised concerns from the public, regulatory bodies and medical practitioners [2, 3]. Protocols, guidelines, forms and mnemonic devices have been created to ensure safer clinical handovers. An initial literature search did not find a framework to describe the clinical processes and functions of each mnemonic device and its elements...
August 24, 2023: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
Pedro J Alcalá Minagorre, Araceli Domingo Garau, María José Salmerón Fernández, Cristina Casado Reina, Pilar Díaz Pernas, Ángel Antonio Hernández Borges, Belén Rodríguez Marrodán
Inadequate information management, especially during patient handoff, contributes to a large part of health care-related adverse events. The Committee for Quality of Care and Patient Safety of the Asociación Española de Pediatría has developed this document to provide an overview of handover practices in different paediatric care settings (emergency, inpatient, intensive care, neonatal and primary care). It describes resources to achieve safe and effective communication in all these settings, such as standardised handoff tools...
August 26, 2023: Anales de pediatría
Sophia L Ryan, Merranda Logan, Xiu Liu, David M Shahian, Elizabeth Mort
BACKGROUND: Inadequate communication during transitions of care is a major health care quality and safety vulnerability. In 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) embarked on a comprehensive training program using a standardized handover system (I-PASS) that had been shown to reduce adverse events by 30% even when not completely executed on each patient. In this cross-sectional study, the authors sought to characterize handover practices six years later. METHODS: Using a standardized interview tool, the researchers evaluated handovers between responding clinicians in 10 departments and then validated these findings through direct observations, allowing for flexibility and customization in the I-PASS elements...
July 31, 2023: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Alexandra Cheetham, Mary Frey, Nusrat Harun, Benjamin Kerrey, Lauren Riney
BACKGROUND: Emergency medical services (EMS) to emergency department (ED) handoffs are important moments in patient care, but patient information is communicated inconsistently. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the duration, completeness, and communication patterns of patient handoffs from EMS to pediatric ED clinicians. METHODS: We conducted a video-based, prospective study in the resuscitation suite of an academic pediatric ED...
August 2023: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Shaun Cowan, Patrick Murphy, Michael Kim, Brett Mador, Eddie Chang, Alison Kabaroff, Emerson North, Cheryl Cameron, Kevin Verhoeff, Sandy Widder
BACKGROUND: Handover to the trauma team is crucial to trauma care. The emergency medical services (EMS) report must be concise, contain key details, and be time-limited. Effective handover is difficult, often occurring between unfamiliar teams, in chaotic environments, and without standardization. We aimed to evaluate handover formats in comparison to ad-lib communication during trauma handover. METHODS: We conducted a single-blind randomized simulation trial evaluating 2 structured handover formats...
2023: Canadian Journal of Surgery. Journal Canadien de Chirurgie
I E Blanchard, T S Williamson, B E Hagel, D J Niven, D J Lane, S Dean, M N Shah, E S Lang, C J Doig
OBJECTIVE: To address an important care issue in Canada, we tested the association between paramedic system hospital offload and response time, while considering the impact of other system-level factors. METHODS: Data from Calgary, Alberta (2014-2017), included median offload (exposure) and response (outcome) time aggregated by hour, with covariates paramedic system episodes of care-dispatch and arrival of a response unit-and hospital transport arrivals (collectively called volume), time of day, and season...
May 19, 2023: CJEM
Kisook Kim, Booyoung Oh
BACKGROUND: During the prehospital phase, paramedics consider patients' condition according to illness, injury, disease and decide on transport to an appropriate hospital according to severity. This can affect patient survival and treatment prognosis, because despite intervention at this early stage, problems such as incorrect triage of severity and inappropriate hospital selection may occur, indicating a need for improvement in the process. PURPOSE: The aim of this review is to identify the overall trend of research conducted on prehospital triage by analyzing the emergency medical services system and presenting future studies to practitioners and researchers...
May 5, 2023: International Emergency Nursing
Kurtis M Norman, Kathleen M Turner, Rebekah Thompson, Kirsten Johnston, Rémi Hueckel
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to implement a standardized, hospital-based bedside handoff report (IPASS [Illness severity, Patient summary, Action items, Situational awareness, and Synthesis]) in prehospital pediatric critical care transport to increase patient safety by eliminating the risk of misreporting or omitting critical patient care information received before arrival at a tertiary care center. The setting for this project was a level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Southern United States...
2023: Air Medical Journal
Janne Agerholm, Natasja Koitzsch Jensen, Ann Liljas
BACKGROUND: The handover of older adults with complex health and social care from hospital admissions to homebased healthcare requires coordination between multiple care providers. Providing insight to the care coordination from healthcare professionals' views is crucial to show what efforts are needed to manage patient handovers from hospitals to home care, and to identify strengths and weaknesses of the care systems in which they operate. OBJECTIVE: This is a comparative study aiming to examine healthcare professionals' perceptions on barriers and facilitators for care coordination for older patients with complex health and social care needs being discharged from hospital in two capital cities Copenhagen (DK) and Stockholm (SE)...
January 19, 2023: BMC Geriatrics
Andrew Parry, Nelson Selvaraj
Evidence suggests that improvements in clinical practice are required to ensure that deteriorating patients are rapidly identified and assessed in a systematic manner. The important step of escalating care involves a detailed handover to the most appropriate colleague so that interventions can be put in place to reverse or optimise the patient's condition. However, multiple issues can hinder this handover process, including a lack of confidence among nurses and suboptimal team dynamics or cultures. Using structured communication tools such as situation, background, assessment, recommendation (SBAR) can assist nurses in delivering a handover that results in the desired outcome...
March 1, 2023: Nursing Standard
T MacMahon, J O'Sullivan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2022: Irish Medical Journal
Vasko Ilievski, Tomiko Barrett, William Lawson, Shane Hoyland, Kelvin Tran
BACKGROUND: Patients with cognitive impairment exhibiting agitation and aggression are challenging to manage in the acute hospital setting. When a patient's behaviours place themselves or others at risk of harm, a Clinical Aggression Response Team (C-ART) is dispatched.The aims of this project were to describe the characteristics of patients receiving a C-ART call and the experiences of C-ART staff members via semistructured interviews. Additionally, to audit local practice against two established standards of practice (Local C-ART Call Guideline and Australian Cognitive Impairment Guideline), to develop interventions to address identified shortfalls in adherence to these standards of practice and finally to re-evaluate adherence postintervention...
March 2023: BMJ Open Quality
Cara G Elliott, Lowyl Notario, Brian Wong, Arshia P Javidan, Dylan Pannell, Avery B Nathens, Homer Tien, Martin Johnston, Will Thomas-Boaz, Corey Freedman, Luis da Luz
OBJECTIVE: Patient handover between paramedics and the trauma team is vulnerable to communication errors that may adversely affect patient care. This study assesses the feasibility of a handover tool, IMIST-AMBO (acronym of categories), implementation in the trauma bay and evaluates the degree to which it improves handover metrics. METHODS: This is a prospective observational cohort study conducted at Canada's largest level-one trauma center. Feasibility of the tool implementation and improvement in handover metrics were assessed...
April 23, 2023: CJEM
Zhenyu Luo, Sihui Liu, Yunying Li, Shuyan Zhong
BACKGROUND: The introduction of chest pain centers (CPC) in China has achieved great success in shortening the duration of nursing operations to significantly improve the treatment and outcomes of patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The nursing handover period is still considered the high incidence period of adverse events because of the distractibility of nurses' attention, potential interruption, and unclear responsibilities. Under the CPC mechanism, the nursing efficiency and patients' outcome, whether affected by the nursing handover, is still a knowledge gap in research...
January 12, 2023: BMC Emergency Medicine
Kylie O'Neill, Madeleine Powell, Tania Lovell, Duncan Brown, James Walsham, Pauline Calleja, Sue Nielsen, Marion Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Patient handover continues to be an international health priority in the prevention of patient harm. Transitioning patients from the intensive care unit (ICU) to the ward is complex, particularly for trauma patients, due to the multifaceted aspects of their care requirements as a result of multiple injuries and different speciality teams. OBJECTIVES/AIM: To design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of a standardised handover process and tool for the transfer of ICU trauma patients...
January 6, 2023: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
Maggie Mee Kie Chan, Claudia Kor Yee Chan, Michelle Tsz Ha Pang, Vivien Wai Yin Tsang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2023: Nurse Educator
McKenzie R, R Pap, T C Hardcastle
Introduction: This review aimed to compile a list of essential variables from the patient assessment, care provided out-of-hospital and the patient handover over process that should be recorded on a Patient Report Form (PRF). A scoping review was conducted to identify articles concerning the recording of medical information on the PRF in the prehospital environment. Methods: A three-step search strategy was used to systemically search published literature. A Boolean method using synonymous phrases related to patient handover variables required for PRF competition was developed based on an initial online search of key phrases...
December 2022: African Journal of Emergency Medicine Revue
Liping Zhou, Li Li, Shuiyuan Xiao, Ning Yang
To evaluate the patient safety culture status of the ECMO team in the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in the emergency department of Xiangya Hospital from September 1st to 30th, 2021. The Chinese version of HSOPSC electronic questionnaire was administered to all staff involved in ECMO management and initiation. A total of 152 ECMO team members completed the survey. Among the 12 dimensions of patient safety culture, 4 dimensions recorded relatively high positive response rates (>50%): organizational learning-continuous improvement (87...
January 2022: Inquiry: a Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing
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