Accession Number:

AD1048341

Title:

En Route Care: Advancing Trauma Care through Handoffs (E-CATCH) - A Prospective Trial to Improve Handoff Communication, Patient Safety, and Anticipate the Need for Life-Saving Medical Interventions

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

59th MDW San Antonio United States

Report Date:

2018-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

Hospital care is influenced by pre-hospital care and EMS patient handoff communication however, handoff communication is often lacking. There is a need for definitive evidence regarding the effectiveness of handoff communication. We strived to characterize the care of patients transported by EMS to a single, military level 1 trauma center SAMMC and evaluate documentation as it impacts overall care.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE