Nurses whom give overly detailed reports... - page 4

Ideally you have 30 minutes for report, or we do at least, 6:45-7:15. I generally clockin at 18:35 to grab the patient info from the cardexes (Diet, vitals, activities, special notes from doctors,... Read More

  1. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from tntrn

    unfortunately thats the way is is done. we do not have a choice in the matter. i usually take longer when turning over to a new rn who has not had the patient before. we try to avoid this be keeping the same group as long as the patient is in the icu. 8 pts. i wouldnt take that long to give report. we could get it done in 15 to 20 mins. as well. i would even have time to tell ya what color toe polish they had on and what times they went to the head.

    I know different facilities and different managers have different policies about the report process. And if I were in ICU, I would give a different type of report since the patients are in a critical situation, and most times in ICU our patient load was usually 2 to 3 patients each, instead of the med surg which was 10 to 12 each.

    And definetly if I am giving report to a new nurse, I will give a more lengthy and/or detailed report for two reasons - for the nurse herself, and also for the patient, to make sure the nurse is aware of things the patient may need during her shift.

    Anne, RNC