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.
May 17, '04
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