Maxson et al. (2012) in their study assert that in the clinical nursing practice the patient handoff among the nurses has been a significant process. This process allows the nurses to have time to exchange the important information regarding the patient in order to make sure that patient is safe and is being treated with care. An enrolled of 60 patients was done as a convenience sample. 30 of these patients were enrolled before the occurrence of change and 30 were enrolled afterwards. An invitation for the participation was given to all of the nursing staff. It was seen that there was dissatisfaction in most of the staff with regards to the report on the current shift change however, after the change in practice there was statistical improvement. Statistical improvement was also achieved in case of the patients by involving them in their care plan.
O'Connell, B., MacDonald, K. And Kelly, C. (2008). Nursing handover: It's time for a change. Contemporary Nurse, 30: 2-11.
O'Connell et al. (2008) found that in the nursing practice the nursing handoff is not only a very common but it is also an important part of the patient care process. At a metropolitan tertiary hospital a staff survey was given to all the nurses present in the inpatient wards. The number of nurses who responded to the survey were 176. Conflicting materials were revealed in the findings regarding the effectiveness of handover process. However, there were some nurses who seemed to sure about the present handover practice which indicated that adequate amount of information was provided to them regarding the patient care and were also given the chance to clarify the information regarding patient care. It was indicated by some nurses that improvements could be made to the handover process.
Anderson, C.D. And Mangino, R.R. (2006). Nurse Shift Report- Who Says You Can't Talk in Front of the Patient? Nurs Admin Q, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 112-122.
Anderson et al. (2006) assert that the process in which a shift-to-shift report is given by the nurses at the patient's bedside is known as bedside nurse shift report. In this process the patient gets the important information as well. This process took place due to the preference of the patient to be involved in their current status, care, and activities. Updates were also wanted by the patients regarding their health, medical plan and the information regarding the goals that they want to achieve. This, in combination with Banner Desert Medical Center's Care Model, follows patient-centered care, King's Theory of Goal Attainment, and helps in making sure that the patient stays informed. The medical center's model of care wasn't met by any of the present nursing shift report. The benefits of the bedside nurse shift-to-shift report will be included in this article along with repot on how one of the unit implemented the bedside reporting and a few of the outcomes which were achieved once this change was implemented at the urban medical center with 600 beds.
Chin, G.S.M., Warren, N., Kornman, L. And Comeron, P. (2011). Patients' perceptions of safety and quality of maternity clinical handover. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 11:58.
Chin et al. (2011) in their study demonstrate that there are a lot of patients who know about the handover processes. Positive aspects of communication, teamwork and care were seen in the patients when they saw the handover process being done in the proper manner and proper exchange of information took place. It was noticed that the cognitive artifacts and cross-checking supported the handover process. Birth plans which have been authored by the patient were said to enhance the safety and quality of the handover by a few. There is a need for research on the patients and people who supports them regarding the handover process.
Street, M., Eustace, P., Livingston, P.M., Craike, M.J., Kent, B. And Patterson, D. (2011). Communication at the bedside to enhance patient care: A survey of nurses' experience and perspective of handover. International Journal of Nursing Practice; 17: 133-140.
Street et al. (2011) found that there has been a development in the strategies which are there to support the continuation of support and to improve the safety of patient in the clinical handover. It was the aim of this study to identify the limitations as well as strengths of the present nursing clinical handover practice and to put to use a new bedside handover process.
Costello, M. (2010). Changing Handoffs: The Shift is On. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Costello et al. (2010) argue that handoff which is done in front of the patient seems to be the part of the change which has the most amount of value for the patient as well as the nurse. It has been noticed that patients like discussing their care plan with the nurses. Following are the areas in which an increase in the patient satisfaction scores has been seen after tis change in report has been made: attitude of the nurses towards the requests (up 4.3%); Courtesy and friendliness of the nurses (up 1.1%);Nurses kept you informed (up 3%); Attentiveness was shown by the nurses to the special needs (up 4.8%);
Caruso, E.M. (2007). The Evolution of Nurse-to-Nurse Bedside Report on a Medical-Surgical Cardiology Unit.
Caruso (2007) asserts that in the nursing profession the change in the shift report is unique. In order to promote the safety of patient and proper care important information is transferred among the nurses. The way in which the nurse-to-nurse bedside reporting is describes is that this is a strategy that has patients included in the reporting process and is an inventive alternative to the typical shift report.
Dufault, M. et al. (2010). Translating an Evidence-Based Protocol for Nurse-to-Nurse Shift Handoffs. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing; 7(2):59-75.
Dufault et al.'s (2010) basic purpose of their study was to explain the usage of inventive, translating-research-into-practice model. This was done in order to make and test an easy to use, best-practice, cost-effective protocol for nurse-to-nurse shift handoffs in a magnet-designated community hospital of medium-size in the United States.
Hays, M.M. (2003). The phenomenal shift report: a paradox. Journal for Nurses in staff development, Volume 19, Number 1, 25-33.
Hays (2003) found that a lot of contradictions are present for the nursing staff by this shift report which seems to be a routine event. Other than the purposes that have been described regarding the intershift reports there are also the aspects of powerlessness and cultural disarray which is found in the nurses. The implication for the development of staff at the management and unit level has been explored in this literature review.
Chin, G.S.M., Warren, N., Kornman, L. And Comeron, P. (2012). Transferring responsibility and accountability in maternity care: clinicians defining their boundaries of practice in relation to clinical handover. BMJ Open; 2:e000734.
Chin et al. (2012) in their study researched the maternity clinician's perceptions when it comes to transferring their own responsibilities as well as accountability of the patient with regards to the clinical handover in which the specific focus get shifted to the care being provided in the birth suite. An apparent lack of accountability and responsibility has been seen in the consensus regarding transition.
Paine, L.A. And Millamn, A. (2009). Sealing the Cracks, Not Falling Through: Using Handoffs to Improve Patient Care. Frontiers Of Health Services Management 25:3.
Paine and Millamn (2009) shared methods from the John Hopkins Hospital in this article. These are the methods which are used in improving the handoff process when it comes to the inpatient setting.
Patterson, E.S. And Wears, R.L. (2010). Patient Handoffs: Standardized and Reliable Measurement Tools Remain Elusive. Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Volume 36 Number 2.
Patterson and Wears (2010) found that there have been a number of projects that have been conducted on improving the quality of patient handoffs and still there is a lack of reliable and standardized measuring tools. Recognizing the fact that there are a number of purposes when it comes to handoffs is an important factors in improving the quality.
McMurray, A., Chaboyer, W., Wallis, M. And Fetherston, C. (2010). Implementing bedside handover: strategies for change management. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, 2580-2589.
McMurray et al. (2010) identified the factors which have influenced the change in two hospitals which shifted from taped as well as the verbal nursing handover to the bedside handover. They have reached the conclusion that the possibility of a change being successful is higher when there is a broader initiative that is a part of it like the quality improvement strategy.
Chaboyer, W., Johnson, J. And Wallis, M. (2009). Bedside Handover - Quality Improvement Strategy to "Transform Care at the Bedside." J. Nurs Care Qual Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 136-142.
Chaboyer et al. (2009) in their project of quality improvement the bedside handover was implemented. Lewin's 3-Step Model for Change was made use of, in a Australian hospital…