Handoffs and Patient Safety: Grasping the Story and ...

Generally, nurses conducted oral handoffs away from the bedside. Handoffs were conducted at the nurses' station on the surgical unit and in the nurses' lounge on the medical unit. Taped recorded handoff occurred during staff meetings, midnight handoffs, and when nurses were late to the handoff. Bedside handoff seldom occurred.Cited by: 11…

Nurse Bedside Shift Report

handoff of care between nurses by involving the patient and family. The patient defines who their family is and who can take part in bedside shift report. Hospitals train nurses on how to conduct bedside shift report. On the day of admission, the bedside nurse or another hospital staff member briefly explains…