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SimHand experiment ready to go

Posted on July 9th, 2015 · Posted in apps, project info, research

On 20th of July we run the SimHand experiment for 3 days and test the  App in Germany with our Partner AIXTRA in a Famulaturcourse with 80 medical students in controlled settings. We aim to investigate the added value of the SimHand App for the students and measure their knowledge about..
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Working on the experimental design for the SimHand App

Posted on June 11th, 2015 · Posted in apps, research

In relation to the blog post from Pat yesterday, we are working on an experimental evaluation of the SimHand App under controlled conditions. The experiment will run end of July this year here in Aachen, Germany with around 80 students. We will investigate the added value of the SimHand App..
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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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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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Rethinking the discharge summary: a focus on handoff communication.

Posted on May 14th, 2014 · Posted in research

The discharge summary is one of the most critical documents in medical care settings, but it is prone to systematic lapses that compromise the continuity of care. Discontinuity is fostered not only by incomplete inclusion of data (such as pending labs or medication reconciliations) but also by failure to document..
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Clinical clerkship students’ perceptions of (un)safe transitions for every patient.

Posted on May 8th, 2014 · Posted in research

Third-year medical students’ descriptions of care-transition incidents reveal high rates of strong negative emotions and of communication gaps that may adversely affect patient care. Results support curricular innovations that align students’ needs and experiences with safe patient care transitions. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24448048

Handoff Practices in Undergraduate Medical Education

Posted on May 8th, 2014 · Posted in research

Despite the growing literature linking poor handoffs to adverse events, few medical students are taught this competency during medical school. The common practice of allowing untrained sub-interns to perform handoffs as part of a required clerkship raises safety concerns. Evidence-based education programs are needed for handoff training. Look http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11606-014-2806-0

Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?

Posted on May 8th, 2014 · Posted in research

The objective was to assess use of a physician handoff tool embedded in the electronic medical record by nurses and other non-physicians.  Medical nurses rated the tool more useful than surgical nurses, and pediatric nurses rarely used the tool. The tool was integrated into the daily workflow of non-physicians despite being designed..
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Using simulation to develop handover skills.

Posted on May 8th, 2014 · Posted in research

A simulation of patient handovers in a safe environment can help student nurses to develop the skills and confidence needed to carry out this process effectively http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24683692  

PATIENT presentation at Nederlandse Vereniging van Ziekenhuizen

Posted on November 8th, 2013 · Posted in Allgemein, apps, CLAS, project info, research, toolbox

This presentation provides an overview of the SIG TEL 4 Health that is located at the CELSTEC institute. We are cooperating with various medical partner organization in European projects on topics like patient safety and patient empowerment. We strongly believe that mobile solutions + semantic and analytic technologies will facilitated..
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