Bedside Shift Report and Overview

This course is specifically crafted to enhance the uniformity of bedside shift report knowledge and its practical application on a daily basis. It aims to create a unified approach within your caregiving team, minimizing discrepancies in bedside shift reporting practices. This, in turn, ensures that both patients and their families have a clear understanding of the new caregivers and can actively engage in comprehending the care plan. Through this lesson, you will acquire and be able to immediately implement a set of best practices to rejuvenate, enhance, or initiate bedside shift report practices. (Video Duration 3mins:23s)

Course Description

Equip your leaders and staff with best practice tools and skills development (or reengagement) in Bedside Shift Report as an essential communication strategy to promote teamwork, safe transitions, and position the oncoming shift in the eyes of your patients.

“Mastering Bedside Shift Reports: From Inconsistency to Excellence” is a comprehensive three-video course designed to address the common challenges and frustrations encountered in implementing consistent bedside shift reports. Whether you’ve attempted it repeatedly or have encountered issues with variations in practice across shifts, this course provides practical solutions to transition from sporadic execution to a consistent and enduring process. Learn how to develop successful bedside shift report processes and establish accountability within your team, equipping you with the tools and knowledge needed to transform your approach from ‘sometimes’ to ‘always.’

This course is best for:
  • Leaders
  • Physicians
  • Staff
  • Anyone looking to improve healthcare communication

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  1. Narrate to your team the “why” and importance of Bedside Shift Report
  2. Design specific steps to begin or grow your Bedside Shift Report processes
  3. Create accountability within your team to sustain successful Bedside Shift Report
  4. Develop good words and phrases to include patient and families in Bedside Shift Report
  5. Maximize the benefit and make meaningful each Bedside Shift Report