Western Australia Country Health Service and Royal Perth Hospital

Complex processes are involved in both referral and the arranging of patient transport in the WA health system. WACHS in partnership with Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) undertook a project to identify the risk factors involved in acute patient transfers and to trial strategies that would assist in addressing the risk factors identified. A minimum dataset form was created, specifically for care of the deteriorating adult medical patient, involuntary mental health patients and obstetric emergency patients. RPH also developed an educational toolkit based on the mnemonic iSoBAR to aid training on standardising inter-hospital transfers.

Tools

Inter-Hospital Patient Transfer Form (PDF 53 KB)

iSoBAR Promotional Materials (PDF 53 KB)

iSoBAR e-learning educational toolkit (ZIP 467 KB)

Help file on how to install and run the electronic toolkit (TXT 4 KB)