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The Importance Of Having A Verbal Handoff

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Response to summary Lesley, Thank you for your great presentation. I gained a lot of information from the power point and having clear understanding the importance of having a verbal handoff. When I worked as clinical staff nurse at a 26 beds ICU. Similar changes occurred, and the goal of the change was to improve the safety and the outcome of the patient. At the same time, increase patient and family members’ satification of the nursing care. Similar to the verbal handoff, changes were made so that the nurses at the ICU were giving the end of shift report to the next oncoming shift nurses at the patient’s bedside. The end of the shift nurses would introduce the oncoming shift nurses to the patient and family members. The verbal head to
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