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Patient "handoffs" or "sign outs" in medicine are widely recognized as highly vulnerable times for medical errors to occur. The Emergency Department (ED) has been identified as an environment where these transitions of care at shift changes are particularly high-risk due to a variety of factors, including frequent interruptions, which can further lead to errors in transfer of information. Our primary objective was to evaluate whether simple interventions could minimize interruptions during the sign out period in an attempt to improve patient safety.
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Name: WMJ : official publication of the State Medical Society of Wisconsin
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The specialty or practice of nursing in the care of patients admitted to the emergency department.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Services for reporting EMERGENCIES to the police department.
Branch of EMERGENCY MEDICINE dealing with the emergency care of children.
The practice of redirecting ambulances and patients seeking urgent care from one emergency department to others for various reasons such as overcrowding and shortage of skilled staff.
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