What does the literature say about bedside shift report (BSR)?
There is overwhelming evidence that BSR positively influences patients/families, nurses, and the system.
- Patients/families: Promotes patient safety, improves patient and family participation in their plans of care, and improves patient satisfaction metrics (measured using HCAHPS).1,2,3
- Nurses: Improved efficiency, more prepared to immediately discuss patient care issues, greater awareness of patient needs and concerns, greater satisfaction in accountability and interpersonal relationships.1,3
- System: Addressing barriers to BSR, leveraging manager support, and regularly sharing patient and family feedback with staff leads to successful, sustainable implementation.3
Please read TRIP Sheet: Bedside Shift Report for more details.
Implementation Strategies and Resources
Consider the following strategies and resources when implementing practice changes related to bedside shift report on your unit. Begin by selecting strategies to create awareness and interest and progress through each phase of the model. For additional information about the Iowa Implementation Model, please read “.”