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We're starting something new... bedside report/hand off. Benefits? Anyone in here require to do the same at their facility? How do you like it???... Read More

  1. Visit  BacktoBasics profile page
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    I don’t like complete bedside reporting but I think a hybrid between the two should exist. I believe the verbal part should take part outside of the patient’s room and to include looking over orders, labs and care plans with each other. I don’t care what the nurse tells me what IVF is hanging; I want to know what the order first. It could have changed 6 hours ago and not updated. After this you both should see the patient to provide hand off and go over abnormal assessment findings. What you consider mildly distended may be grossly distended to me.

    Giving report in a patient’s room is not HIPPA. If it were, nurses would all be mimes.
  2. Visit  eriksoln profile page
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    Quote from winter_green
    We're starting something new... bedside report/hand off. Benefits? Anyone in here require to do the same at their facility? How do you like it???
    Had to do it at a place I travel nursed at. Some days, you LOVE it, others you HATE it. The thing that decides which it will be that day: Who you are taking over for.

    If you are taking over for chicken little who never stops running around in circles accomplishing nothing, you will hate it. They will put off giving report forever and ever while they pass this med late, fill out this form they forgot, get this coffee someone asked for an hour ago. You end up being behind all day because you stood around waiting for them to realize the sky is not actually falling. Then, they don't have time to do it properly and any advantages it presents you with are lost.


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