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Rehabil Nurs. 2010 Mar-Apr;35(2):70-4.

Incorporating bedside reporting into change-of-shift report.

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Stroke Rehabilitation Unit, MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, Cleveland, OH, USA.


Communication failures during shift reports are a leading cause of sentinel events in the United States. Providing adequate information during change-of-shift reporting is essential to promoting patient safety. In addition, patients want to be more involved in decisions regarding their plan of care. The purpose of the article is to discuss how a stroke rehabilitation unit was able to implement bedside change-of-shift reporting to meet both of these goals.

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