Optimization of our communication processes can prevent multiple adverse/sentinel events that will also prevent the organization from potentially being held liable to cover those costs. The use of a standardized form of handoff is supported by literature as a way to ensure critical information is not omitted. Completing the report at bedside allows the patient and family to be involved in care, improve patient safety, and enhance patient satisfaction scores (Baldwin & Spears, 2019). Because of this, the PICOT question is: “In staff nurses on a pediatric surgical unit (P), how would a standardized bedside report during the transfer of care (I) compared to standard procedures for transfer of care (C) affect omission of patient information (O) at 8 weeks after implementation (T)?”
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MSN Capstone Project
Fanning-Goff, Lauryn, "Standardized Bedside Report During the Transfer of Care" (2020). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 77.