Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Report" occurs at the beginning of every nursing shift, in which the nurse starting his or her workday gets all of the patient information from the nurse who cared for them during the previous shift. The information includes patient history, alertness, vital signs, nursing care provided, family visits, recent medications given, and any other anecdotes that may be helpful for the nurse starting the shift.

It is an important and chaotic ritual that occurs on our floor every 8 hours, in which sentences such as "Who had Mr. Rahoonance?", "Patient thinks it is 1986" and "She pooped times 2 overnight, runny" are overheard.

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