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Is there any standard or regulation for who is responsible or allowed to give and receive report on patients in the hospital setting?

PediLove2147, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology. Has 7 years experience.

RNs give other RNs report. CNAs give other CNAs report. RNs give CNAs report. So on and so on. As long as you have reason to get report you can get it, from whom ever you need to. It is your responsibility to be informed about your patients.

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

I'm not really sure what you're specifically asking. RNs give RNs report. If a patient is being transferred (from PACU to floor, ICU to floor, ER to floor, floor to OR, etc), the RN caring for the patient should be the one giving report. When I worked in the hospital, I used to get nurses from the ER calling to "give report" on a patient they hadn't even set eyes on before all the time because the nurse caring for the patient was on break. I get that the ER needs to move patients quickly, but it was our floor's policy that we could only accept report from the RN actually caring for the patient.

BostonTerrierLover, BSN, RN

Specializes in Adult/Ped Emergency and Trauma. Has 16 years experience.

as far as form, I have seen recorded, paper reports, face-to-face, and presentation (person to the group).

I just hate it when nurses sit and read the KARDEX of to you, and nothing about the patient's day, c/o, progress, lab, or new orders. I can read the KARDEX(that is half updated).

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 10 years experience.

as far as form, I have seen recorded, paper reports, face-to-face, and presentation (person to the group).

I just hate it when nurses sit and read the KARDEX of to you, and nothing about the patient's day, c/o, progress, lab, or new orders. I can read the KARDEX(that is half updated).

I always hated getting anything read to me but there were a handful of nurses at my old hospital in whatever areas (ER, ICU, PACU) who insisted on just reading the MD's notes during report. Uhhh... I can read, tell me what's going on with the patient NOW and how it's going to affect how I care for him. The best was when you got a detailed report of the child's (now 8 years old) birth history or something equally irrelevant yet they neglected to inform you that the child had a trach and a G-tube and was in state custody.

Is there any standard or regulation for who is responsible or allowed to give and receive report on patients in the hospital setting?
I m referring t when a patient is coming up from surgery or from the ED. When there is only 1RN on the floor I wanted to see what was out there ab allowing the LPNs th get report.

mc3, ASN, RN

Has 12 years experience.

If the LPN is taking the patient, why is it a problem?

mc3:paw:

loriangel14, RN

Specializes in Acute Care, Rehab, Palliative.

Where I work anyone can give anyone report.If I am getting a patient down from recovery or from the ER I get the report from whatever nurse gives it ( I am a PN).There is no rule about report having to be given to an RN.