EMS Handoff

Patient Care


The purpose of the EMS Handoff (Timeout) Project is to create a standardized approach to handoff communication during transfer of care between the prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) provider and the hospital care provider.  

To learn more about this project, please review the documents GuidelineMIST Tool, and Feedback Form.

To read about the COTS EMS Handoff project published in JEMS n June 23, 2020, visit the Journal of Emergency Medical Services, Collaboration: The Key to a Successful Patient Care Handoff.

EMS Today Podcast “Continuity of Care” an interview of Jamie Wilson on November 11, 2020 – discusses the COTS regional hand-off process

For more information, contact Sherri Kovach.

EMS HANDOFF


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