Bedside Report Nursing

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Bedside report defined by Ferguson and Howell (2015) termed the method as transfer of vital patient information from one nurse to the next nurse during a report that allowed “an opportunity to ask questions, clarify and confirm” (p. 736). The increase communication and accountability established during report lead to effective communication and better patient outcomes. Patients feel satisfied because they are more aware of their caregiver and included in their plan of care. Visualization of the patient during shift report improves risk management, creating patient safety related to falls, medication errors, and identifying patient issues (Maxson et al., 2012, p. 144).
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