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Communication between healthcare providers when the shift ends

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Communication between healthcare providers when the shift ends

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Running head: BEDSIDE SHIFT REPORT BEDSIDE SHIFT REPORTName of the Student:Name of the University:Author Note:
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1BEDSIDE SHIFT REPORT Table of ContentsLiterature review........................................................................................................................2Interventions...............................................................................................................................2Goals..........................................................................................................................................3Problems.....................................................................................................................................4Significance................................................................................................................................4Implementation..........................................................................................................................4References..................................................................................................................................6
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2BEDSIDE SHIFT REPORT ‘Bedside shift report’ can be stated as the communication between two healthcareproviders when the shift ends (Ferguson & Howell, 2015). This requires a goodcommunication between them as these involves the exchange of the vital information relatingto the various requirements of the patients. These informations are provided by the off-goingcare provider to the on-coming ones. It is also an important means of communication bothbetween the patients with their families and the care providers of the health care. Literature reviewThe bedside shift report involves many problems. These problems may involve themiscommunications among the care givers while passing on the informations. The nursessometimes have to give a prolonged answer to the patient’s family which interferes with thereporting time, the patients often are not in the condition to interact with the care givers or thepatient’s family is unable to understand the various technical terms used by the professionalsand become anxious of their patient. McMurray carried out a study in a hospital that involves a patient’s participation inbedside shift reports. They studied that the patients are grateful in involving them in their careand that it is a means to correct the shortcomings. The patients also appreciated therelationship set up with the nurses through this approach. Interventions The bedside shift report helps to improve the care provided to the patient and helps toimprove the satisfaction of both the nurses and the patients. The nurses should be trained towork in a patient family centered manner and readily involve the patient and let them knowtheir reports and the care plans in which they are into (Peters, & ten Cate, 2014). Thisapproach becomes a very important way of improving the patient care in a health care. They
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