I was wondering what form of report your facility uses. I work on a general med-surg floor. Up until about 2 years ago, we had taped report. Then the higher ups in the nursing mangement decided that we would give verbal reports at our nursing "mods." Of course the three nurses who made this decision do not work the floor and did not ask for input from the nurses who do work the floor. The verbal reports are really difficult to get through at 3 p.m. The phone rings non-stop, ancillary departments are taking the charts that we need to read orders on and families are constantly at the desks asking for stuff. It has taken over an hour to get through report for 6 patients sometimes!! Plus, the total lack of privacy we have at report time is incredible. Anyone could hear what we are talking about, even if we are using our lowest voices. The problems we were running into with were taped report was that the next shift was not getting into the report room and starting report right away. They would sit around and gab and not start report until after 3 sometimes!! I was just wondering how many of you use verbal reports, and how many use taped reports. What do you see as the pros and cons to each. Plus does anyone have any suggestions on how to make verbal reports go smoother with less interruptions? Thanks for your input.