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Title

Communication Can Be the Difference

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The ability to communicate with others in the workplace is vital for ensuring that tasks are completely efficiently and the job is executed effectively. In nursing, that is certainly no different. Effective communication in nursing can be the difference between life and death for a patient. So what is included in nurse-to-nurse communication? In an acute hospital setting, communication most often entails handoff, or report. This handoff takes place between nurses on a particular unit, or can happen between nurses on different units during transfer. A detailed report is essential for delivering quality care. Sometimes however, handoff does not go the way it should. This causes problems, and can create tension among staff. This presentation will discuss nursing report, its effect on patient outcomes, and ways to improve it.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Nursing

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Communication Can Be the Difference

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

The ability to communicate with others in the workplace is vital for ensuring that tasks are completely efficiently and the job is executed effectively. In nursing, that is certainly no different. Effective communication in nursing can be the difference between life and death for a patient. So what is included in nurse-to-nurse communication? In an acute hospital setting, communication most often entails handoff, or report. This handoff takes place between nurses on a particular unit, or can happen between nurses on different units during transfer. A detailed report is essential for delivering quality care. Sometimes however, handoff does not go the way it should. This causes problems, and can create tension among staff. This presentation will discuss nursing report, its effect on patient outcomes, and ways to improve it.