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TitleText Reminders in Pyrexial Paediatric Patients (TRIPPP): a randomized controlled pilot study
AuthorMohamed, Zunaid
SubjectEmergency Medicine
TypeMaster Thesis
AbstractTransitions in care – including at the point of discharge from a hospital - may potentially place patients in a position of increased risk and vulnerability.(1) This is recognised to be of particular concern for paediatric patients, compounded by the fact that no widely accepted or used standards of care for paediatric discharge exist. Current research and quality improvement efforts to optimize care transitions in children are considered an essential contributor to reducing post hospitalization morbidity and improving family centred care. (2)(3) Care transitions are also considered especially challenging during the discharge process from the Emergency Centre. Effective patient education and follow-up arrangements may be compromised in the frequently fast paced, high patient volume environment often characterised by interruptions and distractions thus increasing the risk of medical error. This is further complicated by shift working healthcare providers who are required to treat unfamiliar patients of varying clinical acuity who present for care.(1)(4)(5)
PublisherFaculty of Health Sciences
PublisherDivision of General Surgery