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Handover in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery – A Human Factors Assessment

Posted on December 17th, 2012 · Posted in research

A study on handover in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery 2012; 1(1): 25–29  recommends better training at all levels in this aspect of patient care. http://annalsjournal.com/index.php/amsjournal/article/view/17

Perceived causes of prescribing errors by junior doctors in hospital inpatients: a study from the PROTECT programme

Posted on December 17th, 2012 · Posted in research

In a paper published recently in the BMJ Quality and Safety two factors relating to the handover process in healthcare are related to prescribing errors by newly qualified doctors, these relate to task associated factors and patient related factors. The main task factor identified was poor availability of drug information..
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Risk Alert: Poor handovers still pose significant risk

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in research

EARLIER this year the GMC published key findings from its annual National training survey. A total of 51,316 trainee doctors participated – just under three-quarters were in specialty or core training (72 per cent) with 28 per cent of respondents in their foundation training years. Among the issues of greatest..
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Mobile phone app from NHS “hack day” is set to transform handovers and task lists

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in apps, research

An application or “app” that has been developed after doctors joined forces with software developers in the first ever NHS “hack day” is set to bring a much needed technology boost to the “bits of paper” handover system currently used by most hospitals when doctors change shifts. You can take..
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ISBAR By New South Wales and South Australian Department of Health

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in apps, research

The ISBAR handover tool is an easy memory prompt to guide clinical handover. The application provides examples of the key information conveyed in a variety of handovers whilst also offering the option to create your own. The application is relevant to all clinicians involved in handover. The tool promotes safe..
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The ABC of handover: a qualitative study to develop a new tool for handover in the emergency department

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in research

This study identifies best practice for shift handover and introduces a new tool used to hand over clinical and operational issues at the end of a shift in the emergency department (ED).A simple tool was developed to provide the basis for medical shift handover, which includes clinical and operational information..
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Self-reported patient safety competence among new graduates in medicine, nursing and pharmacy

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in research

This paper published in BMJ Quality and Safety reports on a cross-sectional survey of 4496 new graduates in medicine (1779), nursing (2196) and pharmacy (521) using the Health Professional (HP) Education in Patient Safety (PS) Survey (H-PEPSS ). The H-PEPSS measures HPs’ self-reported PS competence on six socio-cultural dimensions of..
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Standardisation of Hospital Discharge Letters in Ireland

Posted on December 10th, 2012 · Posted in research

The Health Information Quality Authority (HIQA) agency in Ireland has developed a  standardised dataset  for hospital discharge letters and is inviting submissions from interested parties to comment on the draft template. http://www.hiqa.ie/publications/standardising-patient-discharge-summary-information-draft-national-data-set-consultation Dr Bridget Maher (PATIENT UCC team and CLAS developer) has submitted an evaluation to HIQA and informed the..
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Hospital Discharge Letters – Room for Improvement?

Posted on December 9th, 2012 · Posted in discharge letter, research

Hospital Discharge-Letters – Room for Improvement? Results of a recent study in which 200 hospital disc harge letters were analysed using the CLAS app (Cork Letter Writing Assessment Scale) found significant deficits in many important areas. The letters were collected from four family practices (from a variety of secondary and..
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