Does your unit have a standardized report sheet? My best unit had one that a committee came up with and everybody used for giving report. You just went from box to box - name, reason for admission, quick history, allergies, code status, docs, vitals, lines, supports, pulmonary, renal, yada yada yada, road trips.
If for some reason you were picking up a patient and the nurse didn't have time to give you report until later, you could grab the board and have enough to go on.
Even the docs would grab the clipboard and read it!