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Running head: NURSING BEDSIDE REPORTING 1 Nursing Bedside Reporting Brad Mullins University of Southern Indiana Application of Evidenced-Based Practice Nursing 367 Melissa Warthen September 25, 2015 Introduction
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NURSING BEDSIDE REPORTING 2 Communication is the exchanging of information between two or more individuals, the act of passing on and receiving information. Due to the fact that communication has so many aspects, failing to effectively communicate in the workplace is a regular challenge faced by healthcare professionals on a daily basis. Communication also remains the leading reason for sentinel events according to The Joint Commission (2013). One of these communication challenges is being managed in my workplace by the implementation of bedside reporting. Bedside reporting was implemented based on recommendations from an outside consulting firm. The consulting group had a focus on the assisting the hospital improve its patient satisfaction scores. Bedside reporting occurs at the patient’s bedside and consists of communication about the patient’s condition, care plan, as well as any safety related issues that are present. It has been suggested that this communication practice between nurses at shift change and transfer of care has improved patient satisfaction in regards to their care. The employer has also listed an increase in patient satisfaction scores through a decrease in medical errors, early recognition of safety issues and improved collaboration with the patient. The relevance of the proposed PICOT question is to determine if overall patient perception of care is enhanced through bedside nurse to nurse reporting versus reports occurring away from the bedside. It will allow for a systematic review of literature and associated studies to determine if
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  • Fall '17
  • Nursing, Bedside Reporting, International Journal of Nursing Practice

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