Improving Handover in Paramedicine

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Patient handover is crucial in ensuring continuity of care, transfer of responsibility and patient safety. In this lecture, paramedic lecturer Jeff Kenneally looks at the potential challenges of handover in paramedicine, what can go wrong, and how the tools ISBAR and IMIST-AMBO can be used to assist in the handover process.


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Jeff Kenneally has a lifelong commitment to pre-hospital care, having served as an operational paramedic for 34 years, mostly in intensive care roles. He has managed frontline paramedic teams, commanded major events, mentored, educated and worked in communications dispatch centres and at the ambulance air wing. His roles have taken him to rural and metropolitan areas. For four years, Jeff managed the Ambulance Victoria clinical practice guidelines. In recent years, Jeff has turned to university lecturing for paramedic students, including leading international study tours. He is a published author in pre-hospital practice and contributor to numerous major textbooks. In 2018, Jeff was awarded the Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his contribution.
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First Published21 December 2022
Updated21 December 2022
21 December 2024
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