Med/Surg Moves to Report at the Bedside

I invited Pam Moore to share a new procedure with you and provide some background on why the decision improves the patient experience.

– Dave

Pam Moore, BSN, RN, Assistant Director Med/Surg
The Evidence Based Practice; Bedside Report at shift change is distinctive to the nursing profession. The nurse to nurse beside report is described as a plan that includes the patient in the reporting process and is a new alternative to the traditional shift report.

Bedside reporting is also an excellent way to build employee teamwork, ownership and accountability. During this report, nurses transfer critical information to promote patient safety. This process includes actual patient visualization, two patient identifiers, allergies, skin assessment, pain management, patient collaboration in their plan of care and more.

When the reporting is finished, nurses feel they are aware of the issue their patients are experiencing, which enables them to plan and prioritize nursing interventions. Bedside reporting meets the communication needs of both the nurse and patient giving us a win-win situation for all.

  • Jason
    Posted at 13:40h, 16 March Reply

    I am really excited about this change. It will be a big help in getting patients to "buy in" to taking control of their healthcare.

  • Linda Mickelson
    Posted at 14:30h, 16 March Reply

    I was able to experience bedside reporting firsthand when Mom was here a few weeks ago. From a patient and family perspective, I thought it was great. I had no doubts Mom would be well taken care of, but hearing this communication directly was very reassuring for us.


  • Laura Collins
    Posted at 01:49h, 06 April Reply

    I wanted to talk a little about our hospital as a structure and also speaking from a backround of working at other facilities. What a beautiful and historic location we enjoy here! Also the new structure is well thought out and elegant. I have experienced a hospital that did an expansion that was an over reach finacially. The new wing was beautiful, but our personell and equipment budget took quite a downturn. A beautiful poorly staffed building was not the answer. Services like valet parking and quick responses are what people want. I see alot of wisdom in the path that KSB is taking in being patient and not overly aggresive with building projects. Also successful are the establishment of satellite locations. This is a pattern that has made the Clarion Health System very appealing in my home town.

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