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September 17, 2014

Optimizing the patient handoff between EMS and the emergency department.

Meisel ZF, Shea JA, Peacock NJ, et al. Optimizing the patient handoff between emergency medical services and the emergency department. Annals of emergency medicine. 2015;65(3):310-317.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.07.003.

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Meisel ZF, Shea JA, Peacock NJ, et al. Annals of emergency medicine. 2015;65:310-317.e1.

This focus group study with emergency medical services personnel identified several potential ways to improve the quality of handoffs between paramedics and emergency department staff. A structured handoff tool has been developed to address this known safety hazard.

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Meisel ZF, Shea JA, Peacock NJ, et al. Optimizing the patient handoff between emergency medical services and the emergency department. Annals of emergency medicine. 2015;65(3):310-317.e1. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.07.003.