Here is something that I have run into before. I work on one unit that gives report (usually taped) in conference room. Everyone is able to listen to report (if they chose to) along with their patients. The other unit I work on has verbal report at the nurse's station. Each nurse only hears what is going on with her patient. (then each side of nurses's station will go and do walking rounds--which does not result in any extra info other than a quick visual check and introduction).
Which would you prefer??? I personally like to hear what is going on with the whole floor. It must go back to the days when I was charge nurse--and actually was in charge. No assignment, did all orders, organized the shift, contacted MD's for patient needs, did multidisciplanary rounds for each patient. I like to tape my report--because I can stop and think about what I am going to discuss as pertinent.
Does anyone else do walking rounds? What do you think about them and how do they work for your unit???