i have a general question. as you may have read from other posts of mine, i have a slight hearing impairment as a rn, bsn. the company i will be working for does tape reporting, therefore my ability to get a full and thorough report in the mornings are going to be insufficient. the nurse manager is well aware of my hearing loss, and i would love to have a "person to person" report so that i get all the required information. i just feel that because of my hearing loss, i will be putting the other nurses at an inconvenience to have them take extra time to give me report on the patients i will have for the day.
what type of reporting does your company have? do any of you have any suggestions as what i can do?
i've thought about going in the extra hour early to sit there and listen to the shift's record their report, but a lot can change in the hour from one shift to the next, and i also won't know which patients i will have until the charge nurse comes in and assigns me the patients for the day.
i am open for any suggestions.
thank you so much for all your advice!