Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Implementation of structured bedside handoff report on the general pediatrics unit
by Coonan, Colleen, M.S.N., California State University, Long Beach, 2013, 64; 1522622
Abstract (Summary)

The Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goals are focused on promoting accurate communication among the healthcare team and high-quality, safe patient care. Nurses are very instrumental in the implementation and achievement of these goals. Organizations that aim to retain and recruit nurses focus on nurse satisfaction; communication is related to satisfaction. The purpose of this project was to determine whether nurse satisfaction was impacted when a standard, structured handoff report that supported clear communication was utilized. The project involved education to standardize the process and flow of the handoff report, followed by a comparison of two groups: one that utilized the new tool and one that utilized various forms of the handoff report. It was hoped that education and implementation of a standard handoff report that provides more accurate information and discussion of the plan of care at the bedside would increase nurse satisfaction on the general pediatric units.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Singh-Carlson, Savitri
Commitee: Kalowes, Peggy, Whaley-Welty, Lynne
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Nursing
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nursing
Publication Number: 1522622
ISBN: 978-1-303-02034-6
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