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Ambulance handover to emergency care

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Description A standard for the information that is shared when care is transferred from ambulances to emergency departments
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Has the standard been published? Yes
Nationally Mandated No
Status of standard Active
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Standard type Record standards
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  • Continuity of care (ToC)
  • Demographics
  • Key care information
  • Prescribing
  • Patient communication
  • Information governance
  • Tests and diagnostics
Care setting
  • Hospital
  • Urgent and Emergency Care
Related standards [Emergency Care Dataset (ECDS)]( and the Ambulance Dataset (ADS)
Dependencies This standard needs to be reviewed and implemented alongside [SNOMED CT](, FHIR, Electronic Patient Records (EPR) in the ambulance services and receiving compatible Emergency Department (ED) systems
Endorsements This standard has been endorsed by the following organisations: * Association of Ambulance Chief Executives * Chartered Society of Physiotherapists * College of Paramedics * Royal College of Emergency Medicine * Royal College of Nursing * Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists * Royal College of Occupational Therapists * Royal College of Physicians * Royal College of Surgeons * Royal College of Psychiatrists