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Should The ED Handoff Be Standardized? An Evidence Based Approach (1 hour Monograph)

Hours: 1.00


Specialty: Emergency medicine physicians. Other interested healthcare professionals are also welcome to participate.

Original Release Date: February 15, 2016
Review Date: August 15, 2018
Expiration Date: February 15, 2019

Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should be able to:
1) Describe the evidence linking inadequate handoffs in the ED to adverse events.
2) Describe the evidence linking standardized ED handoffs to improved outcomes.
3) Describe the limitations and barriers to implementing a standardized ED handoff procedure.
4) Identify and access a handoff tool or template appropriate for your practice setting.
5) Suggest one or more strategies for implementing a standardized handoff procedure in the ED
    setting.  

Learning Assessment: There will be a posttest for this activity with a minimum performance requirement of 6 out of 8 correct answers.

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour

Residents will earn a certificate of completion. Physicians will earn CME credit. 

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Method and Medium: To obtain CME credit, read the entire monograph online, download to a printer and read, or download and save to your computer. Complete the evaluation and posttest and print your certificate online.

CME Credit: 1.0

 

State Requirements: Based on information from state licensing authorities published by the AMA, this program meets specific CME requirements for the following states:

Florida – This activity includes content on avoiding medical error
Connecticut - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Massachusetts - This activity includes content in Risk Management
Pennsylvania - This activity includes content in Risk Management / Patient Safety
Texas - This activity includes content in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility

CME Disclosure Policy: LAMMICO requires planners, speakers, faculty and all those who influence the content of a CME activity to disclose any financial relationships they have with commercial interests that are relevant to the CME activity. The disclosures shall be reviewed for any conflict of interest and subject to a mechanism for resolution of conflict of interest. A disclosure statement of relevant financial relationships will be made to the audience prior to the activity.

Disclosure: The author, expert reviewer and planning committee members for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

About the Authors: Ruwaida Vakil, MS - Read Bio and Ruth Ryan, RN, BSN, MSWRead Bio

Expert Reviewer: David L. Meyers, MD, FACEP - Read Bio

Managing Editor: Dawer Azizi, MHA, CPHRM, LAMMICO Director of Risk Management

Editor: Sharon Cusanza, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, LAMMICO Senior Risk Management Education Specialist

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Web Master Contact Information: For assistance, contact Shea Ivey at 866/398-1038 or help@medicalinteractive.com

Disclaimer: This activity is presented as risk management education. It is not legal advice, nor does it establish medical standards of care. Standards of care vary depending on the unique presentation of each patient. The information contained herein is not a substitute for the reasonable discretion of skilled and informed clinicians at the point of care.

Copyright Information: Copyright © 2016

Bibliography: To view and download References & Resources for this presentation, please select the References tab/link below.


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Content Advisors/Planning Committee Members - Read



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