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Authors Institution
Schroeder Hanna
Druener Susanne
Stieger Lina
Orrego Carola
Drachsler Hendrik
Hynes Helen
Sopka Sasa
RWTH Aachen University | Avedis Donabedian Institue Barcelona |
University College Cork | Open University of the Netherlands Heerlen |
Theme
8JJ Patient safety
Innovating medical handover training
Background


 The World Health Organization names inaccurate handovers as one of the High 5 patient safety risks. [1] However, there are no specific medical handover teaching and training requirements for medical  students available in Europe. [2] The EU-funded PATIENT project aims to address this deficiency by  developing novel handover learning and training opportunities in medical education across Europe.
 

Conclusion

The PATIENT Project provides a platform for innovative and high-quality handover training for medical students and is an important step towards decreasing medical error and improving patient safety in Europe.

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Summary of Work

Training Needs Analysis (TNA) ► Definition of Learning Outcomes using Group Concept Mapping [3]  ► Developing Curriculum   (Directory) ► Conducting Pilot Studies ► Standardized Handover Curricula

Summary of Results

A Handover Curriculum has been developed with focus on the following key areas:

1. Effective Communication

2. Risks and Errors

3. Simulation and Training

An Instrcution Guide supports the implementation of a Handover-Moule based on the Handover Curriculum and all educational materials are complemented by resources available at the interactive HANDOVER Toolbox.


                

References

[1] Root causes of sentinel events (Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations)
[2] Gordon, M. and Findley, R. (2011), Educational interventions to improve handover in health care: a systematic review. Medical Education, 45: 1081–1089.
[3] Group Concept Mapping (BMJ Quality and Safety)

 

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Conclusion
Summary of Work

Experts from Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain have developed standardized handover training modules for medical students to be implemented in medical schools in Europe. Well-defined and evidence-based learning outcomes have been identified based on a training needs analysis of target groups as well as a group concept mapping involving international experts.

The project partners have developed targeted modules to teach handover in various settings, with explicit learning outcomes, educational resources and appropriate teaching methods considering KERN's principles on curriculum development.

Currently pilot studies are conducted at the local sites of the project partners with control and intervention groups. First results are expected for the end of this Year.

Summary of Results

Exemplatory Handover Pilot:

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