Pre-hospital Transitions and Emergency Care

Scott, Jason, Flynn, Darren, Chan, Katharine and Sujan, Mark-Alexander (2017) Pre-hospital Transitions and Emergency Care. In: Researching Quality in Care Transitions. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 123-142. ISBN 9783319623450, 9783319623467

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In this chapter, Scott et al. aim to explore the components of high-quality care during transitions in a pre-hospital emergency care setting. The chapter reflects upon the quality and safety issues surrounding transitions in the pre-hospital emergency care setting. The authors do this from the perspectives of services, clinicians and patients by drawing upon relevant literature. Scott et al. describe an example of a project aiming to improve handover practice within a Canadian emergency medical system, and the chapter argues that such improvement projects should be grounded both in learning from what went wrong (Safety-I perspective) and in learning from what went well (Safety-II perspective). Lastly, a discussion follows on the involvement of patients and carers in decision-making.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B700 Nursing
B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L500 Social Work
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 17:38
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 09:04

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