I am a new nurse working in LTC 3-11. I was surprised to see how "short and sweet" report given to oncoming nurse usually is. I know personally, because I am new I like to know a little something about each patient before I start so I know what has been going on and what to expect from them. Some Nurses don't even want to hear report they say " don't worry I 'll just read it" (shift report).
Being a new Nurse I am asking the advice of you experienced nurses... what is the most important information you would like to hear from my report when you come on to the 11-7 shift? and what do you suggest is the most important info I need to ask for my report if not given to me?
Just want to hear what others think is most important info to start the shift.
Thanks for the info