I was reading a post about nurses coming to report with a blank paper and not knowing anything about the pt they were getting. This is so entirely different that what we do, so I'm curious what all methods people use.
I've seen some places that give you forms to fill out as you go through report, to make sure you don't miss any questions, but I love what my hospital does.
We get a printout on all of our assignments. It includes Name, DOB, a small portion of the most recent progress note so we know why they are there, their medical hx, allergies, access, and all current orders divide into Medications, Treatments, Respiratory, Diet, Labs, and Imaging/Procedures scheduled. Its really nice because we have the situation and background right in front of us, without having to write it all down. We still discuss this in report, but it leaves more time to talk about assessment, especially if the oncoming nurse is early and reads through it before report, which a good portion of our nurses do.
Does anyone else use something like this?