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Ambulance handover standard published

The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) has published a standard for ambulance handover to ensure that information can be transferred digitally to emergency departments from any ambulance and improve patient care and safety.

Emergency care needs fast, effective sharing of information. Once implemented, the standard for handover will improve continuity of care, as emergency care professionals will have the information they need available to them on a timely basis. It means that emergency care professionals will know what medications have been administered, diagnostic tests performed and whether the patient has any allergies as well as other important information.

The standard is published as a draft while PRSB seeks endorsement from relevant members and other organisations.

Read the Ambulance handover to emergency care standard

Source: PRSB, 1 November 2019


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