"The Golden Hour" is a term my facility uses to dictate an hour of time from 645 and 745, during shift change, where patients are not supposed to be transferred to the floor. It was believed this hour of time helped decrease patient deaths and increase safety.
It has come to my attention that this practice is now being lifted at my hospital. It is believed that due to telephone taped report there does not need to be this lag in transition as more nurses are available on the floor.
I am curious as to how many of you work for facilities that have this practice, have had it in the past, or have never heard of it. From your varying experiences what are your feelings on this practice? Important? Cumbersome? Meaningless? Safe?