What are some of the procedures nursing staff use to keep patients safe?
At shift change the nurses utilize “bedside reporting”. Both the off-going and the on-coming nursing staff exchange information about you, in the room with you. The many benefits of this process include your increased involvement and understanding of your care. Nurses also communicate expectations to you of what is going to happen each shift and verify that you understand and ask whether you have any questions or concerns. Nurses always check your armband before giving medications or performing a test.