So a couple of days ago out ER director told the directors on the floor that the ED nurses will no longer be giving report when they send us patients. True to their word, I received two admission from the ED with no report. They now send us an ED flow sheet which basically just has the patient's name, visit reason, and most recent vitals, as well as nurses notes if they have been entered (mostly the notes are "Reported off to so-and-so, RN).
We are all pretty upset about this. I work on a busy med tele floor and half the time we don't even know we're getting a new patient until were receiving report, at which point we can get ready to get the new patient. Now we really don't know anything until after we have received the patient. I understand the reason for it as it helps move patients from the ED faster, but it's causing a lot of concern for the floor nursing staff.
So basically, I just wanted to get other nurses' thoughts on this. Any input is appreciated!