Patient and Family Involvement in Change of Shift Reports

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Webinar Description:
Change of shift report is the time when responsibility and accountability for the care of a patient is transferred from one nurse to another. Bringing nurse change of shift report to the bedside is integral to enhancing patient safety. Yet, discussion of the patient with the patient and/or family present raises several challenges for nursing staff. Join Terry Griffin to learn strategies for supporting patient and/or family inclusion in change of shift report. 

Webinar Objectives:

  • Discuss the process for changing the way nurse change of shift is conducted
  • Describe practical approaches to encourage the presence and participation of families
  • Identify benefits for clinical decision-making and care planning
  • Discuss approaches for handling challenging or highly sensitive situations
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