Table 2

Results of protocol with 6 criteria based on observational data on 10 handovers

1.

Outgoing and incoming nurses meet in the office to get a report on confidential matters.

100%

2

Outgoing and incoming nurses then move on to the patient's bedside.

100%

3

Nurses introduce themselves to the patient and initiate handover from patient's him/herself in the first instance.

100%

4

Patient's progress is reviewed as per care plan with a discussion of the future care of the patient.

100%

5

Any other queries from patient is dealt with

100%

6

Session with patient is concluded satisfactorily

90%


Kassean and Jagoo BMC Nursing 2005 4:1   doi:10.1186/1472-6955-4-1

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