En route Care: Advancing Trauma Care Through Handoffs (E-CATCH) - An Interim Analysis of Prehospital Documentation Prior to the Initiation of the MIST Report
59th Clinical Investigations and Research Support Lackland United States
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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. To describe the population of trauma patients transported to SAMMC via EMS in the year 2015, and to determine the incidence with which the elements of the MIST report were communicated to trauma department staff.
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