Shift Change on Med-Surg - page 2

How do you do shift change at your hosptial? We recently had the Joint Commission out and they told us we need to do 1:1 nurse to nurse report instead of the charge nurse general report we give now.... Read More

  1. by   elizabells
    We give a quick report to the charge nurse a couple of hours before change of shift, and then ALWAYS 1:1 with your oncoming nurse. If someone's going to be really late she usually will call the pod and get a phone report. If your relief doesn't show and no call, generally you write report and also give it verbally to a nurse in your area, who looks after your patients until the late nurse shows or the assignment is parceled out among the staff who are there.