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Journal Article

Bedside shift reports: what does the evidence say?

Gregory S, Tan D, Tilrico M, et al. The Journal of nursing administration. 2014;44:541-5.

Bedside shift reports may decrease risk of errors and augment teamwork, but this strategy has not been widely integrated into nursing practice. This review examines the evidence for bedside shift reports and their impact on individual skill development, communication, and patient satisfaction.