Title

Bedside Report

Presenter Information

Jesse NeffFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Delivering end of shift report is one of the critical responsibilities a nurse holds. During this period of time, the nurse is responsible for giving a concise report of the patient and their care they have received over the last twelve hours. There are several tactics hospitals have used to allow nurses to give and receive report. Some of these are via telephone, tape recording, computer software, verbal communication outside of the room, and verbal communication at bedside. This Evidence Based Research Project was conducted to determine which form of report was most effective and has the best outcomes related to patients and caretakers. After gathering and reading several different articles, it was concluded that bedside report was the most effective way to perform handoff. The problem then became that hospitals were not making bedside report mandatory, which is putting patients at risk for injury. This method prevents errors related to patient care from occurring and has been shown to increase patient satisfaction. In addition, it was discovered that the nurses who partake in this form of report are also pleased with the results. Overall, bedside report benefits all who is involved in the report process. It has been proven to have decreased the number of accidents that occur in the hospital.

Keywords: handoff, report, patient safety, Evidence Based Practice, bedside, effective communication, verbal communication, patient satisfaction, nurse satisfaction, nursing benefits

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Bedside Report

Delivering end of shift report is one of the critical responsibilities a nurse holds. During this period of time, the nurse is responsible for giving a concise report of the patient and their care they have received over the last twelve hours. There are several tactics hospitals have used to allow nurses to give and receive report. Some of these are via telephone, tape recording, computer software, verbal communication outside of the room, and verbal communication at bedside. This Evidence Based Research Project was conducted to determine which form of report was most effective and has the best outcomes related to patients and caretakers. After gathering and reading several different articles, it was concluded that bedside report was the most effective way to perform handoff. The problem then became that hospitals were not making bedside report mandatory, which is putting patients at risk for injury. This method prevents errors related to patient care from occurring and has been shown to increase patient satisfaction. In addition, it was discovered that the nurses who partake in this form of report are also pleased with the results. Overall, bedside report benefits all who is involved in the report process. It has been proven to have decreased the number of accidents that occur in the hospital.

Keywords: handoff, report, patient safety, Evidence Based Practice, bedside, effective communication, verbal communication, patient satisfaction, nurse satisfaction, nursing benefits