Change of shift reporting

  1. Hi to all. I was very excited about finding this site. I work a very busy 30 bed ortho unit and we are looking for a way to improve our change of shift reporting so that each nurse would have an overview of all the patients on the unit. We have tried group reporting which took way too much time. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   nursemaa
    We do a group report- only information given is which patients have unusual IV drips (insulin, cardizem, etc), which patients are no code, tests/procedures scheduled for the next shift, patients with discharge orders, high acuity, extensive treatments, etc- not diet, activity...there is a report sheet with that kind of info on all patients (28 beds). The oncoming shift divides up the patients, then gets a one-on-one from the nurse(s) who had those patients. The group report is about 10 min, 5 min to make assignments, about 15 min to get the one-on-one. Seems to work pretty well. How are you currently doing report and assignments?
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  5. by   kybc
    THANK YOU FOR THE INFO. CURRENTLY THE ONCOMING CHARGE NURSE MAKES THE ASSIGNMENT. OUR CHARGE NURSE HAS A FULL TEAM OF PATIENTS AND EACH NURSE GET ONE-ON-ONE REPORT
    Quote from nursemaa
    We do a group report- only information given is which patients have unusual IV drips (insulin, cardizem, etc), which patients are no code, tests/procedures scheduled for the next shift, patients with discharge orders, high acuity, extensive treatments, etc- not diet, activity...there is a report sheet with that kind of info on all patients (28 beds). The oncoming shift divides up the patients, then gets a one-on-one from the nurse(s) who had those patients. The group report is about 10 min, 5 min to make assignments, about 15 min to get the one-on-one. Seems to work pretty well. How are you currently doing report and assignments?
  6. by   dansamy
    The unit where I work as a care tech records report if they have time.
  7. by   gramette
    I was charge nurse on a 36 bed med-surg unit and the charge nurse got the down and dirty from the nurses and taped report. We came in 1/2 hour earlier, listened to report and made assignments and went out on the floor and the offgoing charge nurse left. It worked pretty well.




    Quote from kybc
    Hi to all. I was very excited about finding this site. I work a very busy 30 bed ortho unit and we are looking for a way to improve our change of shift reporting so that each nurse would have an overview of all the patients on the unit. We have tried group reporting which took way too much time. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
  8. by   Gompers
    In my unit, we have a group report 3 times per day (7am, 3pm, 11pm) in our conference room and nurses coming on at those times sit in on it, as well as any nurses already on shift who want to pop in and listen. It takes about 10 minutes for the charge nurse to give us mini-updates on each baby and discuss any unit changes or issues. Then we go out and get 1-1 report from the nurses who are signing off, and that takes about 5-20 minutes more depending on how sick your particular babies are. Also, each room (we have 4) has a leader who takes report on all the babies in that room and reports any changes or problems to the charge nurse. The charge nurse makes the assignments, her goal being continuity of care. Works very well - a very organized routine.
    Last edit by Gompers on May 17, '04

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