As a result of our research, those policies have evolved to become more evidence-based and have enhanced the ability of agencies to deliver their care services.
Improving pre-hospital emergency care
Improving patient safety through better communication
Handover of patient information is an extremely vital task when it comes to patient safety. The University of Stirling’s research has subsequently helped to improve the quality and quantity of pre-alerts to emergency departments and reduced clinical information loss.
The Scottish Ambulance Service practice has accordingly adopted the research team’s handover cards and embedded this into their systems. Those cards have since had a positive effect on patient care by enhancing communication levels between different roles across the emergency services.
That being said, the impact of Stirling’s emergency handover research has since extended beyond the borders of Scotland — with US states now having used the study to identify communication barriers within their own handover to develop processes and adopt more effective tools.
As a result, this research has not only led to positive patient outcomes for those living with types 1 and 2 diabetes here in the UK. It’s made a global impact towards improving lives.
This research has not only led to positive patient outcomes for those living with types 1 and 2 diabetes here in the UK. It’s made a global impact towards improving lives.