Advertisement

Topics

Implementing a Comprehensive Handoff Program to Improve Pediatric Patient Safety

2014-08-27 03:13:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The investigators propose to test the hypothesis that implementation of a comprehensive handoff program (CHP) - i.e., implementation of a computerized handoff tool along with teamwork training for pediatric residents on inpatient units at Children's Hospital Boston - will lead to reductions in resident miscommunications / medical errors and improvements in workflow and experience on the wards.

Description

Following collection of baseline data on two inpatient pediatric wards, teamwork training is to be provided to all pediatric residents. On our primary intervention unit, this will be accompanied by the introduction of a new computerized handoff tool that facilitates accurate transmission of data. The effects of this combined intervention on safety and workflow will be assessed on the primary intervention ward as compared with the historical control unit and the concurrent unit that received teamwork training without the computerized tool.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Health Services Research

Conditions

Patient Safety

Intervention

Computerized handoff tool, Team training

Location

Children's Hospital Boston
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Status

Active, not recruiting

Source

Children's Hospital Boston

Results (where available)

View Results

Links

Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:13:16-0400

Clinical Trials [2330 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

The Web-Based Education of Beginning Interns on Handoffs

A handoff is defined as the transfer of role and responsibility from one person to another in a physical or mental process. Current evidence shows that handoffs between medical providers a...

Development and Validation of a Tool to Measure Hand-off Quality

The aim of this project is to develop and validate a simple, flexible, reliable, real-time observation tool to evaluate hand-off practices. The Hand-off CEX is a paper-based instrument th...

Simulation Training as a Tool to Decrease Occupational Stress in ICU Personnel

The purpose of the study is to check wether training mixed teams of physicians and nurses from intensive care units on patient simulators reduces stress in team members.

Computerized Cognitive Training for the Elderly

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a neuroplasticity-based computerized cognitive training for the elderly

Computerized Cognitive Training for Schizophrenia in Brazil

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of a neuroplasticity-based computerized cognitive training for people with schizophrenia in the Brazilian population.

PubMed Articles [20143 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Improving Nurses' Communication During Patient Transfer: A Pilot Study.

A major practice problem is that multiple handoff tools can lead to missed information, adverse patient events, and decreased patient safety. A proper comprehensive patient handoff is a key component ...

Multiple Patient Casualty Scenarios: A Measurement Tool for Teamwork.

Teamwork is a critical aspect of patient care and is especially salient in response to multiple patient casualties. Effective training and measurement improve team performance. However, the literature...

Transitioning Nurse Handoff to the Bedside: Engaging Staff and Patients.

The emergency department is a complex environment in which reliable communication is vital for safe patient care. Communication during nurse shift report can be risky without an effective report proce...

Usability Evaluation of a Medication Reconciliation Tool: Embedding Safety Probes to Assess Users' Detection of Medication Discrepancies.

An electronic medication reconciliation tool was previously developed by another research team to aid provider-patient communication for medication reconciliation. To evaluate the usability of this to...

A Multidisciplinary Handoff Process to Standardize the Transfer of Care Between the Intensive Care Unit and the Operating Room.

Critically ill patients are at high risk for adverse events on transfer between intensive care unit and operating room. Patient safety concerns were raised within our institution during such transfers...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.

The transferring of patient care responsibility from one health-care professional to another.

A range of healthcare related training designed to reduce MEDICAL ERRORS and improve PATIENT SAFETY by emphasizing TEAMWORK and human factors (see HUMAN ENGINEERING).

Summaries that serve as the primary documents communicating a patient's care plan to the post-hospital care team.

A measure of PATIENT SAFETY considering errors or mistakes which result in harm to the patient. They include errors in the administration of drugs and other medications (MEDICATION ERRORS), errors in the performance of procedures or the use of other types of therapy, in the use of equipment, and in the interpretation of laboratory findings and preventable accidents involving patients.

More From BioPortfolio on "Implementing a Comprehensive Handoff Program to Improve Pediatric Patient Safety"

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 

Relevant Topics

Pediatrics
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...

Nutrition
Within medicine, nutrition (the study of food and the effect of its components on the body) has many different roles. Appropriate nutrition can help prevent certain diseases, or treat others. In critically ill patients, artificial feeding by tubes need t...

Public Health
Alternative Medicine Cleft Palate Complementary & Alternative Medicine Congenital Diseases Dentistry Ear Nose & Throat Food Safety Geriatrics Healthcare Hearing Medical Devices MRSA Muscular Dyst...


Searches Linking to this Trial