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New scenario for SimHand – Your scenario wanted!

Posted on April 17th, 2015 · Posted in project info

There are is a new use case available for the SimHand App called Emergency! Without an update of the App you should be able to see the new use case within your scenario in the SimHand App. If you have not downloaded the App so far please go to the Google..
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On the ward....

A curriculum for handover procedures

Posted on April 1st, 2015 · Posted in project info

The Curriculum for Handover Training has been developed for medical faculties and health-care institutions to implement or integrate elements of patient safety and handover training into their medical curricula. The curriculum is one of the main outcomes of the PATIENT project as there are no comparable curricula on handover practices..
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Now online: WP5-Deliverable “Implementation of the Handover Modules -­ Feasibility Analysis”

Posted on March 17th, 2015 · Posted in project info

Since last summer, all PATIENT partners worked hard on the implemenation of tailored Handover Modules into undergraduate teaching at the 3 participating medical schools. Now we are happy to present first positive results from our experience and evaluations: “Implementation of the Handover Modules -­ Feasibility Analysis” [WP5-Deliverable, Public Part] Summary:..
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4th Consortium Meeting @ UCC Cork

Posted on March 16th, 2015 · Posted in Allgemein, project info

4th Consortium Meeting of PATIENT at UCC in Cork Ireland. We worked hard on exploitation strategies to continue the fruitful work on PATIENT outcomes. Further finalizing the SimHand App that will be the first role-game based app for playing handover scenarios on you mobile. The simulation scenarios SimHand provides are..
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Designing Learning Outcomes for Handoff Teaching of Medical Students Using Group Concept Mapping: Findings From a Multicountry European Study

Posted on February 5th, 2015 · Posted in project info

PATIENT are delighted to announce that our work on developing learning outcomes for a Handover Curriculum has been published in Academic Medicine, the journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. The paper describes how we used Group Concept Mapping to reach an expert consensus on the learning outcomes which..
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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.  

Guidelines on giving a good handover from our nursing colleagues

Posted on October 7th, 2014 · Posted in project info

“Britain’s Nurses” is an an independent organisation, set up with the support of the UK Department of Health, the NHS, and the Royal College of Nursing. Its aim is to recognise, promote and celebrate all that’s best in nursing in the UK today. In their “Trade Secrets” series, they have produced their..
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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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