I am looking for ways to improve hand-off reporting from Triage nurse to L&D nurse. A little about our unit: We have a 5 bed Triage area staffed with 1 RN and a CNA from 7a-7p and 1 RN From 7p-7a. Our L&D has 9 beds with a staff of 4-5 RN's during the day and 3-4 RN's at night. We cover our C/S and recover them as well. We have a scrub tech dedicated 24/7 most of the time. We start mother-baby care at delivery (barring complications) which means we do most newborn transitions in L&D. We do have bedside/desk surveillance.So here's my question. When a labor or Antepartum pt needs to be admitted to L&D, how do you efficiently make the assignment to the nurse and make sure that report gets given when things are (always)busy? Often, I am sure stuff gets lost in the shuffle or too much time is wasted trying to find out who is supposed to get the next pt. I have been on both ends of this, and am aware of the frustrations and pitfalls on both sides of the coin. Anyone have any ideas on how to make the hand-off go more smoothly and safe for the patients?