Medical team handoffs: Current and future directions Keaton A. Fletcher (University of South Florida)

Wendy L. Bedwell, Michael Rosen, Ken Catchople, Elizabeth Lazzara

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Patient handoffs can look very different depending on the context, but regardless of the situation, they are a major vulnerability in patient care. The current regulations of resident work-hours have increased the frequency of handoffs, thereby increasing the risk to patients and the need to understand how to optimize the procedure. Moreover, the time pressure that many handoffs from one department to the next face pose a unique set of teamwork and communication challenges that need to be further explored. This expert panel will engage in discussion regarding the current state of medical team handoffs: in multiple contexts, how to use technology and the environment to increase their efficiency, and the role of human factors in creating a safer patient handoff.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
PublisherHuman Factors an Ergonomics Society Inc.
Pages654-658
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9780945289456
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2014Oct 31 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2014-January
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Other

Other58th International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period10/27/1410/31/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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