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by nurseladyinjax nurseladyinjax (New) New

just a quick question: Is it proper for the on coming nurse to call via her cell phone in the am and receive report that way??

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

I wouldn't want to receive or give report that way. If you are driving how are you focusing on the report? How could you take notes? WHY would you want report this way?

ChristineN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

I wouldn't want to receive or give report that way. If you are driving how are you focusing on the report? How could you take notes? WHY would you want report this way?

Just to play the devil's advocate, not everyone takes notes. Especially if you had the pts the day before and it is just updates

RainMom

Specializes in PACU, pre/postoperative, ortho. Has 10 years experience.

When you take report, you are accepting responsibility for that pt. How can you do that if you aren't physically in the facility or clocked in for that matter?

libran1984, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency Nursing. Has 4 years experience.

I wish I could do that.

Here.I.Stand, BSN, RN

Specializes in SICU, trauma, neuro. Has 16 years experience.

No. 1) it's our responsibility to be to work on time, 2) the offgoing nurse can't leave the pt without an actual handoff, so might as well do report in person, 3) no drivers should be that distracted while driving, 4) how much can we really entrust confidential information to a cell phone company?

ktwlpn, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med Surg, Homecare, Hospice.

I would like to hear more details-is this due to the nurse being habitually late?

RedInScrubs, ASN, RN

Specializes in Medical-Surgial, Cardiac, Pediatrics. Has 3 years experience.

Taking report implies that you are actively assuming care and responsibility for that patient. Giving report implies you are actively handing care and responsibilities off to someone capable of assuming them. How can either party do that if one is not actually at the facility?