Is there any psych/QA nurse willing to share your ideas on how to implement hand off communication?
Aug 21, '06
It is pretty easy to develop a checksheet in Excel with the elements your units feel is necessary to communicte with each other. e.g.:
Plan of Care
Pain & Level
Care Plan & Issues
Self Care Deficits
The way we developed ours was to have our Nurse Managers come up with a list of elements they would like communicated. We merged all their replies and deveoped and trialed the list to remove or add elements. Hope this helps