By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

A&E handover tool boosts patient safety awareness

A new tool for shift handovers significantly improves practice and awareness of patient safety issues in emergency departments, according to research at St Mary’s Hospital in London.

The study, published in the Emergency Medicine Journal, assessed use of the “The ABC of Handover” in around 40 handovers.

The authors said the tool led to a significant increase in operational issues, such as staffing or equipment shortages, mentioned at handover from a mean of 34% to 86%.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

Related Jobs

Sign in to see the latest jobs relevant to you!

newsletterpromo