Bedside handoff report on mother/baby unit - page 3

I work on a postpartum unit where we do couplet care from 7 am until 11 pm. At night however, the nursery opens and the nurses there get a patient ration of 6:1 and the nurses on the postpartum unit... Read More

  1. Visit  gemininurse71 profile page
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    We closed our nursery (mostly for staffing reasons) about two years ago and have found very few complaints from patients. Our PP nurses take 3-4 couplets and we do bedside report. First, the off-going nurse writes a shift summary that is printed (patient status report) and given to the oncoming nurse in the report room, where we have a brief (5-7minute) unit report from the charge nurses (these two things usually includes any pertinent issues like social issues, etc). The off-going nurse stands in front of the rooms she has and waits for the starting shift to find her. This can take some time, since nurses are usually assigned any patients they had the day before (if possible) so they don't always match up to the oncoming nurse. For the most part the nurses are able to get out on time. We have complained that it is inefficient and rude to wake the patient in the morning, but management says that bedside report is a JCAHO expectation and it will NOT be going away, so we do our best.
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    Quote from gemininurse71
    We closed our nursery (mostly for staffing reasons) about two years ago and have found very few complaints from patients. Our PP nurses take 3-4 couplets and we do bedside report. First, the off-going nurse writes a shift summary that is printed (patient status report) and given to the oncoming nurse in the report room, where we have a brief (5-7minute) unit report from the charge nurses (these two things usually includes any pertinent issues like social issues, etc). The off-going nurse stands in front of the rooms she has and waits for the starting shift to find her. This can take some time, since nurses are usually assigned any patients they had the day before (if possible) so they don't always match up to the oncoming nurse. For the most part the nurses are able to get out on time. We have complained that it is inefficient and rude to wake the patient in the morning, but management says that bedside report is a JCAHO expectation and it will NOT be going away, so we do our best.
    Sounds very similar to us except we have a nursery and it's huge... :-/
    debsgreys likes this.


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