Pre-hospital transitions and emergency care

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    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
    PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319623467
    ISBN (Print)9783319623450
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Sept 2017


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