The patients and their families are impacted by any process relating to their care. By being an active participant in report, they will have a clear understanding of their plan of care. During this time, the patient can ask questions to better understand their plan and clarify any information they believe was miscommunicated. This plan affects bedside nurses because they will be the ones completing the policy change. Having the nurses willing to support the change, actively taking part, can affect the success of the policy change. The physicians are key stakeholders because this would hopefully improve staff communication and decrease physician phone calls. The nurse educator will need to educate all current and future employees on this policy and be the resource to assist in its successful implementation. Floor management and hospital administration are involved in approving these changes, in addition to the budgetary aspects and have the ultimate responsibility in patient safety. The unit managers can assist in a
TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH 4 positive reception of the change. They can be effective from the very beginning by focusing on the benefits of the new shift report. They need to be available at shift change to ensure that policy is being followed and to serve as a constant resource for a smooth transition to take place. Hopefully, the new policy will increase patient safety, decrease extensive time on shift report, allowing staff to complete their shifts as scheduled and reduce overtime pay. Evidence Critique Table Schirm, V., Banz, G., Swartz, C., & Richmond, M. (2018). Original article: Evaluation of bedside shift report: A research and evidence-based practice initiative. Applied Nursing Research , 40, 20–25. - org.wgu.idm.oclc.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2017.12.004 Level IV, Non- Experimental Dorvil, B. (2018). The secrets to successful nurse bedside shift report implementation and sustainability. Nursing Management , 49(6), 20–25. - org.wgu.idm.oclc.org/10.1097/01.NUMA.0000533770.12758.44 Level I, Integrative Review Labriole, J., MacAulay, C., Williams, K., Bunting, D.R., Pettorini- D’Amico, S. (2018). Implementing bedside shift report: Walking the walk and talking the talk. Nursing, 2018 48(3):1-4 . doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000529809.90912.30 Level VII, Expert Opinion Ofori-Atta, J., Binienda, M., & Chalupka, S. (2015, August). Bedside shift report: Implications for patient safety and quality of care. doi:10.1097/01.NURSE.0000469252.96846.1a Level VII, Expert Opinion Sans Torres, E., Albaladejo, J. R., & Benítez, M. (2016). Decreasing Interferences and Time Spent on Transferring Information on Changing Nursing Shifts. World Hospitals And Health Services: The Official Journal Of The International Hospital Federation, 52 (1), 42–44. Retrieved from ? url=? direct=true&db=mdc&AN=27180475&site=eds-live&scope=site Level IV, Non- Experimental Evidence Summary The article by Labriole, MacAulay, Williams, Bunting, & Pettorini-D’Amico (2018) discussed an evidenced based project that was conducted to move the change of shift report that
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