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PATIENT project paper published in July edition of Academic Medicine

Posted on June 25th, 2015 · Posted in BLOG

The PATIENT project paper the first of its kind on designing learning outcomes for handover training for medical students is now in the July edition of Academic Medicine.  

PATIENT project delivers handover curriculum via E-learning

Posted on June 22nd, 2015 · Posted in BLOG, ProHand Course

E-learning is the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance. E-learning technologies offer learners control over content, learning sequence, pace of learning, time, and often media, allowing them to tailor their experiences to meet their personal learning objectives. In diverse medical education contexts, e-learning appears to be at..
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The e-DL mobile app: A solution to improve hospital to General Practice communication

Posted on June 16th, 2015 · Posted in BLOG, project info

Once discharged from hospital, patients are often advised to consult their general practitioner (GP) for the management of any new or ongoing problems. An Australian study found that 25% visited their GP within 4 days of hospital discharge and 50% within 12 days. Patients may present to their GP requiring further medication;..
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The CLAS mobile app is designed to standardise and improve handover communication between hospital and General Practice.

Posted on June 11th, 2015 · Posted in apps, BLOG, project info

Accurate, comprehensive transfer of information about prescribed medicines across the healthcare interface is essential to ensure consistency between the treatment provided in hospital and in the community, and to ensure patient safety through the avoidance of medication-related inaccuracies. However, deficits in communication are widely reported. In 2009 a national survey..
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The SimHand App – Serious Games for training handover

Posted on June 10th, 2015 · Posted in BLOG, project info

Patient safety concerns call for the need to train medical personnel in simulated settings to reduce cost and patient morbidity. Technological innovations, such as virtual reality simulation and e-learning applications, have led to consistent improvement in learning outcomes, and already play a role in surgical residency training programmes. A potent..
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PATIENT project Handover Curriculum is available online

Posted on June 2nd, 2015 · Posted in BLOG, research

In the paper “Training on handover of patient care within UK medical schools” published in Medical Education Online on January 11th 2013 [doi: 10.3402/meo.v18i0.20169] the author concludes “Whilst undergraduate medical schools recognised handover as an important education issue, they do not feel that they should have the ultimate responsibility for training..
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Hands on + hands free: simulated on-call interaction.

Posted on November 14th, 2014 · Posted in project info

In hospital, doctors and nurses frequently discuss acutely unwell patients via the telephone. Telephone communication can be challenging, yet medical students receive little training in how to conduct such interactions.Medical students receive little training in how to conduct [telephone] interactions.

Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program

Posted on November 6th, 2014 · Posted in project info

Implementation of the handoff program was associated with reductions in medical errors and in preventable adverse events and with improvements in communication, without a negative effect on workflow.   N Engl J Med 2014; 371:1803-1812November 6, 2014DOI: 10.1056/NEJMsa1405556

Simulation-based education with deliberate practice may improve intraoperative handoff skills: a pilot study

Posted on November 6th, 2014 · Posted in project info

Simulation-based education using deliberate practice may result in improved intraoperative handoff communication and retention of skills at one year.  

Medical school handoff education improves postgraduate trainee performance and confidence

Posted on September 4th, 2014 · Posted in project info

This study provides evidence that incoming trainees are not well prepared to perform handoffs. However, those who received instruction during medical school perform better and are more confident on standardized performance assessments. Given communication failures lead to uncertainty in patient care and increases in medical errors, medical schools should incorporate..
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