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Structured Patient Handoff

Structured passing of information about the patient and correctly doing patient handoff is very often considered marginal. However, the correct execution of these procedures significantly increases patient's safety and leads to better classification and passing on essential information. This algorithm aims to point out the possibilities of structured information pass on and safe patient handoff.

Author: Martin Kutěj, Hana Straková, Karolína Lečbychová, Markéta Bílená, Tereza Ekrtová, Vojtěch Jarkuliš,

Institution: Faculty of Medicine at Masaryk University in Brno

Medical discipline: Emergency Medicine

Keywords: Patient Handoff | ATMIST | communication | patient safety

Educational evel: Undergraduate level | Graduate

Structured passing of information about the patient and correctly doing patient handoff is very often considered marginal. However, the correct execution of these procedures significantly increases patient's safety and leads to better classification and passing on essential information. This algorithm aims to point out the possibilities of structured information pass on and safe patient handoff.


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Review

I thank the authors for their work and the development of a simple but essential algorithm. In addition to the structure of standardized patient handoff, it draws attention to several important elements of care (e.g., basic tools for patient transport, oxygen calculation, or focus on other non-technical skills). From the reviewer's point of view, I would consider it a fundamental remark to strictly distinguish between the examination using the acronym ABCDE and the structured handoff using ATMIST. The algorithm generally meets the requirements for the high standard of the AKUTNĚ.CZ portal.

publikováno: 5.6.2021 | last modified on: 5.6.2021