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Nurse's Hand-off Communication in Critical Care: A Project of Practice

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PROGRESS APPRAISAL 2 PROGRESS APPRAISAL Progress Appraisal Author Note: As part of my practicum professional development, I took up the project of Nurse’s hand-off communication within the clinical setting of practicum care in the critical care unit. Interdisciplinary communication among the members of the healthcare team has been considered vital to harbor positive outcomes (Serksnys, Nanchal & Fletcher, 2017). Interdisciplinary communication among the members of the healthcare team has been considered vital

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1PROGRESS APPRAISALAs part of my practicum professional development, I took up the project of Nurse’s hand-off communication within the clinical setting of practicum care in the critical care unit. Duringmy professional pursuit, I resorted to gaining information regarding the significance of nurse’shand-off communication in rendering safe and quality care services to the patient. Right from theinitial hour in posting, I tried to clarify my stand regarding the correct usage of hand-off reportfor safeguarding the condition of patients and maintaining a specific decorum in providingsufficient care to the healthcare service recipient. A hand-off report is considered usually as anofficial document by virtue of which both the accountability and responsibility of care istransferred from one nurse to the other one at change of shift. As a nursing leader-manager Ifathomed the utility of understanding the purpose of such report to safeguard the health andsafety of the patient in addition to rendering scope of improvement in professional practice.Interdisciplinary communication among the members of the healthcare team has been consideredvital to harbor positive outcomes (Serksnys, Nanchal & Fletcher, 2017). I tried to convince mycolleagues to work in alliance with the motive of attaining this objective of prioritizing the safetyof patients admitted in critical care unit. I came to acknowledge the working relationshipbetween the nurse and the physician in deriving optimal outcomes. I learnt about accuratelydocumenting the patient records to aid in nursing assessment and subsequent care planning.Literature has supported the integration of hand-off communication as part of the undergraduatenursing curriculum to aid in nursing practice (Gore et al., 2015). Clinical skills prerequisite mustaddress to this aspect so that professional approach may be maintained in performing theassigned duties as applicable in critical care unit. In this context, I am hopeful of attaining myobjectives by collaborating with my colleagues. In course of my clinical placement, I haveencountered a couple of challenges that broadened my knowledge horizon regarding the role of
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