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Communication of information between healthcare providers is a fundamental component of patient care Throughout the semester we have shadowed nurses from Morristown Hospital and have experienced at hand protocols followed in certain situations In this project I will go over bedside reporting during shift change and how if implemented at Morristown Hospital this procedure can reduce failure to rescue incidents empower patients involvement in their care and overall increase quality of care in healthcare facilitiesBed-side shift reporting has recently been implemented in nursing in health-care facilities across the United States Research has found that using bed-side reporting during shift change allows for healthcare providers to focuses on anticipating care coordinating care and engaging patients and families during their stay Maulik Currier OBrien 2011 This format of reporting goes as followsBedside Change-of-Shift Report Interact using AIDET Report using SBAR format Verify information Patient input Individualized goal setting PlanIncreasing Quality CareCarusos article points out the importance of an informative and effective nurse-to-nurse report She reviews the latest recommendation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations JCAHO National Patient Safety Goals Maulik The JCAHO recommends that organizations implement a standardized approach to hand off communications Within Carusos research she refers to a study conducted which identified three client-centered positive outcomes associated with nurse-to-nurse bedside report a patient empowerment b patient involvement and c patient becoming an additional resource in diagnosis and treatmentPreventing Failure to RescueFailure to rescue a risk to patient safety is defined as patient deaths associated with a complication from treatment Carrington 2012 Not being able to recognize changes in a patients status is more inclined to occur during shift changes Lack of communication can eventually lead to failure to rescue Carringtons study on overall nurse communication practices reviews common complications leading to failure to rescue events A few conditions are as follows pneumonia shock or cardiac arrest upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding sepsis deep vein thrombosis low blood pressure aligned with bleeding
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