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Role of the nurse-to-nurse handover in patient care.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The nurse-to-nurse handover is not taught formally during training, yet it is one of the most important rituals of the nursing shift. This article focuses on the structure and function of change-of-shift reports and lists the events that occur within them, describing the locations of the handover process and the mode of communication involved. The problems that can occur during handover are discussed and solutions are proposed.
Sles Scovell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0029-6570     ISO Abbreviation:  Nurs Stand     Publication Date:    2010 Jan 20-26
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-02     Completed Date:  2010-04-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9012906     Medline TA:  Nurs Stand     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Staffordshire University, Faculty of Health, Royal Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust, Shrewsbury.
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MeSH Terms
Continuity of Patient Care / standards*
Interprofessional Relations
Nursing Care / standards*
Nursing Staff, Hospital
Patient Care Planning / standards

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