THE PERFECT EXERCISE

In the course of a shift, nurses walk a lot. The long corridors, the equipment that was forgotten but was needed in the room at the end of the corridor, answering the persistent alarm that keeps going off in the room on the other side of the ward.

WHAT PATIENTS THINK ABOUT HANDOVER

Nurses exchange information between incoming and outgoing nurses at least three times a day. The name of this exchange varies but it means the same thing. It can be handover, hand off or bed side shift report. It is done at a change of shift and sometimes on an ad hoc basis.