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PATIENT Workshop at GMA annual conference 2014 in Hamburg, Germany

Posted on June 25th, 2014 · Posted in project info

The PATIENT Consortium is going to host a workshop titled “Design your individual pilot of a handover training module – Möglichkeiten der Vermittlung standardisierter Übergabeprozesse aus dem EU-Projekt PATIENT (Opportunities to teach standardised handover procedures resulting from the PATIENT project)” at this year’s annual conference of the Gesellschaft für Medizinische..
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PATIENT Curriculum for Handover Training in Medical Education available

Posted on June 18th, 2014 · Posted in project info

The last months the PATIENT project consortium put a lot of effort into workpackage 4 Curriculum and Educational Material and now we proudly present the resulting Curriculum for Handover Training in Medical Education. What is included in the curriculum and why is it important? What is handover? Handover is the..
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First Price for the e-DL App in the Simplificator Track

Posted on June 4th, 2014 · Posted in apps, project info

Dear all, It is my pleasure to announce that the eDL app won the FIRST PRIZE of the Simplificator Track at the LinkedUp Challenge. The final stage of the competition and prize ceremony took place last week at the ESWC conference in Crete. I would like to extend my very..
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Vote for the e-DL App

Posted on May 21st, 2014 · Posted in apps, discharge letter, project info, research

Together with my medical supporters, we recently applied with the e-DL App for the LinkedUp competition. The e-DL app, I developed in the context of my post-doc project and in close cooperation with partners from the Emurgency and PATIENT project at the Open University Netherlands has become a project on its..
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Improving weekend handover between junior doctors on medical and surgical wards

Posted on March 25th, 2014 · Posted in project info

Poor weekend handover has been implicated as one of the causes of observed higher mortality rates at weekends in UK hospitals. In a large teaching hospital in the South of England, a group of junior doctors set about improving the quality and effectiveness of weekend handover. They carried out a..
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Handover training: does one size fit all? The merits of mass customisation

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

Experts have recommended training and standardisation as promising approaches to improve handovers and minimise the negative consequences of discontinuity of care. Yet the content and delivery of handover training have been only superficially examined and described in literature. The idea of completely standardised handover training is not in line with..
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Communication Strategies for Patient Handoffs

Posted on January 13th, 2014 · Posted in project info

In the paper “Communication Strategies for Patient Handoffs” the Committee on Patient Safety and Quality Improvement reflects emerging concepts on patient safety and focuses on communication as an important factor in health care. Patient handoff is identified as “[o]ne predictable and critical communication event”. In a proper handoff situation all..
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Rates of Medical Errors and Preventable Adverse Events Among Hospitalized Children Following Implementation of a Resident Handoff Bundle

Posted on December 4th, 2013 · Posted in project info

Implementation of a handoff bundle was associated with a significant reduction in medical errors and preventable adverse events among hospitalized children. Improvements in verbal and written handoff processes occurred, and resident workflow did not change adversely.

Standardisierte Medizinische Übergaben – Wie lernen, lehren und implementieren? (Medical handovers – How to Learn, teach and implement?)

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in project info

Presentation given at Workshop 22 Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Medizinische Ausbildung, 27.09.2013, GMA2013, Graz, Austria. Standardisierte Medizinische Übergaben – Wie lernen, lehren und implementieren? (Medical handovers – How to Learn, teach and implement?) from Hendrik Drachsler Sopka, S., Druener, S., Stieger, L., Hynes, H., Stoyanov, S., Orrego, C., Secanell,..
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PATIENT project – 1 year report (2012 – 2013)

Posted on November 13th, 2013 · Posted in project info

The World Health Organization lists inaccurate handovers as one of its High 5 patient safety risks (WHO, 2011). Improperly conducted handovers lead to
 wrong treatment, delays in medical diagnosis,
life threatening adverse events, increased
 health care expenditure, increased hospital
length of stay and a range of other effects
 that impact on the..
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