Don’t take or give another handoff report until you use this nursing report sheet template.Download the Report Sheet
Handoff report is one of those areas that I tend to spend a LOT of time with new grads. My preceptor did the same thing. I remember for about the first month with her she had me do the following:
- Fill out the above report sheet for each patient
- Make me give her mock report on each one
- Correct the errors
- Stand over my shoulder while I gave report
If I were to be honest . . . I hated it . . .
In retrospect, I couldn’t thank her enough for the focus and effort she put on helping me learn how to give a proper report.