EMS Handoff


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

To learn more about this project, please review the documents Re-rollout (2018), GuidelineMIST Tool, and Feedback Form.

To read about he EMS Handoff project 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 Vickie Graymire.


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EMS Handoff



"Why we do the Process"