Handover Course

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Handover Course

This online course aims to support clinicians to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively prepare and participate in clinical handover. The course demonstrates how good communication skills can achieve continuity and safety of patient care during handover. The application of ISBAR3 is examined in a variety of clinical settings using video analysis of everyday handover situations.

CPD Points

The course is recognized for 3 CPD points.


Listen to Professor Peter Gillen discuss this course on the Medical Protection COVID-19 advice podcast. You can access the podcast HERE


Course Contents

  1. Welcome
  2. Learning Objectives
  3. Introduction
  4. Questions for safe clinical handover
  5. Improving clinical handover
  6. Introduction scenario 1
  7. Debrief: Scenario 1 - Poor version
  8. Debrief: Scenario 1 - Good version
  9. Introduction scenario 2
  10. Debrief: Scenario 2
  11. Takeaways
  12. Credits
  13. MCQs

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