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Authors

  1. Tidwell, Tracy
  2. Edwards, Jessica
  3. Snider, Emily
  4. Lindsey, Connie
  5. Reed, Ann
  6. Scroggins, Iva
  7. Zarski, Christy
  8. Brigance, Joe

ABSTRACT

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of bedside nursing report implementation on a pediatric neuroscience unit.

 

Background: The change-of-shift nursing report often involves only nurse-to-nurse communication, occurs far away from the patient's bedside, and includes little or no patient/family involvement. Studies show that the bedside nursing report is a more comprehensive and patient-centered approach (C. D. Anderson & R. R. Mangino, 2006).

 

Methods: Patient and nurse satisfaction and nursing overtime were measured 6 months before and 6 months after the implementation of bedside reporting. Data were analyzed using paired t test, chi-square test, and Fisher's exact tests to determine significant changes.

 

Results: Patients, families, and nurses reported an increase in satisfaction after the implementation of bedside reporting. Overtime decreased and represented a potential cost savings of nearly $13,000 annually.

 

Conclusions: Bedside reporting saves money, improves patient and nurse satisfaction, and is a more comprehensive approach to change-of-shift reporting.