GardenDove you have my sympathy. I dread taped handover. Face to face I am fine with. Taped; I trip over my words, say everting in big long sentences, and take huge gasping breathes. I had the very unfortunate experience of listening to part of a taped handover I had done. The look on my face was so priceless the room burst into laughter. I could hear the paper shaking in my hands! I sounded awful. The others had a laugh with it, they know I am not the best when taping, but I still get embarrassed.
Try not to think that you are any less adequate than the other nurses. If you think your report is not good enough, or you are going to forget something chances are you will (because your more worried about making an eror)
I try to keep my reports brief, if I am taping then the briefer (sp) the better!
Go figure, I can lecture to a room ful or nurses, but cant give a taped handover without feeling like a real dope