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J Nurs Adm. 2013 Feb;43(2):59-61. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e31827f200b.

Enhancing communication between night shift RNs and hospitalists: an opportunity for performance improvement.

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  • 1College of Nursing University of Colorado, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.


In a rapid cycle quality improvement project, the creation of a nurse-physician task force defined guidelines for nurse-physician communication between hospitalists and night shift nurses. Benefits include creating a structured presentation of patient information, reduced nonurgent pager interruptions, and formation of a collaborative team to smooth future communication concerns.

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