I usually follow our chart and give a the short version of what I charted. I work in CCU. I start with surgery, gtts...what and how much...then BP/VS...rhythm, ectopy, iabp/artline/bp cuff, anything out of the ordinary, Next neuro, musculoskeletal, pain, respiratory, cv, GI, GU, skin/wounds/CTs, etc. If everything is ok with the system, I just do a "flyby", ie: foley in, doing fine or whatever and move on to something important. If the patient is stable and transferring my report consists of the surgery date/surgery, pt is doing fine, transferring, any important post-op issues. If I am reporting to the same RN as the previous night I just mention any changes. I will mention family if there are issues or they are cumbersome, etc. I vary my report to who I am reporting to and I focus on the major issues, everything else can be read in the chart. 1-5 minutes depending on the complexity of the patient. I also point out anything that the day RN needs to mention to the doctor or changes/errors on the med sheet and allergies.