Abstract: Interunit patient transfers pose a threat to patient safety. We present findings from a multi-site qualitative study on emergency department to medical intensive care unit patient transfer process that examine factors contributing to process breakdowns and also potential strategies to address them.

Learning Objective 1: To understand interunit patient transfer process and its phases

Learning Objective 2: To examine the barriers to interunit patient transfer process


Joanna Abraham (Presenter)
University of Illinois

Shirley Burton, University of Illinois
Imade Ihianle, University of Illinois

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