Journal Article
Study

Optimizing the patient handoff between EMS and the emergency department.

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.