Pre-hospital transitions and emergency care

Jason Scott*, Darren Flynn, Katharine Chan, Mark Alexander Sujan

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearching Quality in Care Transitions
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Perspectives
EditorsKarina Aase, Justin Waring, Lene Schibevaag
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783319623467
ISBN (Print)9783319623450
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2017
Externally publishedYes


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