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Funding period ended, PATIENT continues!

Posted on 2. June 2015 · Posted in Allgemein, project info Posted by Hendrik Drachsler

The official funding period of PATIENT has ended in March 2015 and we have delivered the final reports to the EACEA. The PATIENT project ran from October 2012 until end of March 2015. The project achieved all objectives as declared in the original project proposal in a timely manner. In..
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New scenario for SimHand – Your scenario wanted!

Posted on 17. April 2015 · Posted in project info Posted by Kathleen Hartkopf

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 1. April 2015 · Posted in project info Posted by Kathleen Hartkopf

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 17. March 2015 · Posted in project info Posted by Lina Stieger

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 16. March 2015 · Posted in Allgemein, project info Posted by Kathleen Hartkopf

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 5. February 2015 · Posted in project info Posted by Helen Hynes

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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Summary of the group work conducted at GMA conference

Posted on 2. December 2014 · Posted in Allgemein Posted by Hendrik Drachsler

Please find below some of our group work session we recorded at the handover workshop organised by PATIENT at the GMA conference in Austria.  The small working groups came up with some great ideas how to use our handover materials and increase their applicability in the field. Group Work of..
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Hands on + hands free: simulated on-call interaction.

Posted on 14. November 2014 · Posted in project info Posted by Pat Henn

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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25212926

Changes in Medical Errors after Implementation of a Handoff Program

Posted on 6. November 2014 · Posted in project info Posted by Pat Henn

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 · Posted in project info Posted by Pat Henn

Simulation-based education using deliberate practice may result in improved intraoperative handoff communication and retention of skills at one year.   http://scholar.google.ca/scholar_urlhl=en&q=http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0952818014002141&sa=X&scisig=AAGBfm29q7L8GJ7tX9JRtQj2V9fEM5TyjA&oi=scholaralrt