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Prof Nurse. 1997 Jun;12(9):637-9.

Improving the nursing handover report.

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School of Nursing, Monash University, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.

Abstract

The nursing handover report is a vital method of passing on essential information to nurses on the next shift. Nursing handover reports traditionally take place in private; they can become lengthy, irrelevant or unprofessional. Alternative methods of handover, such as bedside reporting, or tape-recording or writing reports, can help refine the process and make it more relevant to practice.

PMID:
9248437
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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