I am a nursing supervisor at a community hospital. We all work traditional 8 hr shifts. Daily, our units print a report that lists every pt on their floor, a spot for the census at the top, and room to write on pts. They are encouraged to only write on pts that have something significant that we need to know about. The dayshift supervisor picks these up from each unit about 2:30p. We then review the hospital staffing, adjustments that have been made, call offs, etc. Then we go over the census on each floor, and read what was written. Then the next supervisor makes rounds, redistributes the reports, gets a feel for whats going on.
How do other supervisors give report to the next shift??? It seems what was written on one shift, isn't necessarily what is important on the next shift.
I can't wait to hear what others are doing!
Thanks in advance!