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Authors

  1. Elgin, Kimberly W. DNP, ACNS-BC, PCCN, CMSRN
  2. Poston, Rebecca D. PhD, RN, CPNP

Abstract

Compliance with evidence-based shift report practices varies, and handoff processes are often inconsistent, increasing the risk for compromised patient safety. This pilot study evaluated registered nurse adherence to and self-efficacy with evidence-based shift report practices presimulation and postsimulation. Statistically significant increases in adherence to and self-efficacy with shift report practices after simulation were noted. Simulation offers nursing professional development practitioners a feasible method to enhance practice competency and standardization of care during registered nurse shift report.