Everything emergency department staff need to know about hot debriefs
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Everything emergency department staff need to know about hot debriefs

Erin Dean Health journalist

A five-minute team debrief after a difficult case can drive clinical improvements and help protect staff well-being. So why are they not more routinely used?

Emergency department (ED) teams are often expected to move on quickly to other patients after serious and distressing cases. But one approach that can help staff pause and reflect on what they have just experienced is the so-called ‘hot debrief’.

Emergency Nurse. 31, 1, 6-8. doi: 10.7748/en.31.1.6.s2

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