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dc.contributor.authorAlexander, L
dc.contributor.authorBechan, N
dc.contributor.authorBrady, S
dc.contributor.authorDouglas, L
dc.contributor.authorMoore, S
dc.contributor.authorShelley, R
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-18T13:56:22Z
dc.date.available2018-06-18T13:56:22Z
dc.date.issued2018-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/623074
dc.description.abstractClinical handover has been identified as a period of high risk in healthcare, with increased incidence of adverse outcomes and near-misses. The purpose of handover is to communicate relevant information between medical professionals, with emphasis on completing management tasks and preventing patients from ‘falling through the cracks’1. Poor handover practices contribute to catastrophic but avoidable adverse events in healthcare. In Ireland, one such high profile incident has been a particular catalyst in the development of comprehensive handover guidelines in maternity settings2. Other specialities have yet to follow suit and there remains a dearth of guidance on handover practices, particularly guidance that can be applied to highly specialised and logistically unique areas, such as psychiatry
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC CAREen
dc.subject.otherCLINICAL HANDOVERen
dc.titleQuality Improvement of Clinical Handover in a Liaison Psychiatry Department: A Three-Phase Auditen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
html.description.abstractClinical handover has been identified as a period of high risk in healthcare, with increased incidence of adverse outcomes and near-misses. The purpose of handover is to communicate relevant information between medical professionals, with emphasis on completing management tasks and preventing patients from ‘falling through the cracks’1. Poor handover practices contribute to catastrophic but avoidable adverse events in healthcare. In Ireland, one such high profile incident has been a particular catalyst in the development of comprehensive handover guidelines in maternity settings2. Other specialities have yet to follow suit and there remains a dearth of guidance on handover practices, particularly guidance that can be applied to highly specialised and logistically unique areas, such as psychiatry


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