Bringing change-of-shift report to the bedside: a patient- and family-centered approach.

  title={Bringing change-of-shift report to the bedside: a patient- and family-centered approach.},
  author={Terry Griffin},
  journal={The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={348-53; quiz 354-5}
Change-of-shift report is the time when responsibility and accountability for the care of a patient is transferred from one nurse to another. The communication that ensues during this process is linked to both patient safety and continuity of care giving. While many nurses already recognize the value of bringing report to the patient's bedside and have practiced in this manner, this remains relatively uncommon. Typically, nurse change-of-shift report has occurred at a nurses' station… CONTINUE READING

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