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A survey on the effectiveness of a bedside change-of-shift report tool and its impact on nursing practice: A project report
by Po, Ma. Theresa C., M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2012, 53; 1517765
Abstract (Summary)

The nursing bedside change-of-shift report is a tool that helps nurses to gather relevant information regarding the patient in an organized manner. It helps nurses get a good head start on patients whom they will be caring for and on other tasks performed in continuity of care.

A survey was conducted on 37 nurses working day and night shifts in a labor and delivery unit in a Los Angeles acute care hospital regarding the effectiveness of the bedside change-of-shift report. The nurses agreed that the report tool was helpful in their practice in keeping them adequately informed about patient status.

The nursing bedside change-of-shift report tool faces some challenges in implementation due to confidentiality or interrupting a patient's sleep. However, the benefits of making nurses more prepared in facing their responsibility regarding caring for a patient has put more impact on nursing practice.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Communication, Statistics, Nursing
Publication Number: 1517765
ISBN: 978-1-267-47392-9
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